The USDA is providing funding to qualified organizations and companies to develop the unique capabilities of telecommunications to help rural communities connect to each other and the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. Programs that help link teachers and medical services to students and patients living in these areas are examples of proposals that could be submitted.
Grant awards can range from $50,000 to $1,000,000 in the FY 2020 program, though applicants are required to provide a minimum 15% match that do not come from other federal funds.
The US Department of Energy announced $125.5 million in funding for projects that will advance research in solar energy technologies across a wide range of topics. The funding will help the Solar Energy Technologies Office's (SETO's) goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. SETO expects to make about 55 to 80 awards under the SETO 2020 funding opportunity announcement (FOA), each ranging from $300,000 to $39 million.
With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:
Tracing my entrepreneurial bug goes all the way back to junior high school. I didn’t have any great ideas, but I worked for several self-proprietors that did.
Much to the surprise of my entrepreneur mentors, I immediately started working for corporate America when I graduated college.
It didn’t take too long for me to realize large companies were not my cup of tea. I quickly moved to smaller venture-backed companies to take on larger roles and learn more, faster.