2016 veteran's grant program application

2016 veteran's grant program application


SCORE Charleston - 2016 Veteran’s Grant Program Application  


SCORE is offering four $1,000 cash grants and free QuickBooks training to local active or inactive/retired U.S military personal who are either in the process of, or are currently operating, a recent small business start-up.  SCORE understands how difficult it is to obtain funds in starting and operating a business.  As such, the purpose of this program is to help address this challenge in some small measure of recognition.   To be eligible for SCORE’s $1,000 grant and free QuickBooks training ($800 value) provided by Pathways Consulting LLC., candidates must meet all of the follow criteria:

  1. Must have either received an honorable discharged (considered a veteran) from any branch of the U.S. armed forces or currently classified “active duty” serving in any branch of the U.S. military,  or has served or is currently serving as a reservist in any branch of the U.S. military.   (DD214 or active duty certification maybe required.)
  2. The applicant has been assigned to, and met with, a SCORE volunteer mentor by the application deadline.
  3. Applicant must be in the process of starting or has started his or her business sometime in the past two years.
  4. Business must be located within Charleston tri-county area
  5. Compete and submit the application to SCORE’s Charleston office by April 29, 2016

Application Information Required:

Name:                                 _______________________________________

Home Address:                   _______________________________________

                                             City _______________   State_______ Zip_________

Contact Information:          Phone # ____________________________   

                                         E-mail address ______________________________________________

Name of Business:              ________________________________________

Describe Your Business:    ________________________________________



Assigned SCORE Mentor:  _________________________ (Name, date, your SCORE client #)

Are you currently in business?  Yes__  No___    f yes, month and year started  ________  

If no, when are you planning to start your business? ___________


Do you have a website?     Yes ___  No ____     If yes, identify:  ________________________

Do you use social media? Yes ___  No ____      If yes, identify media/s used: _____________

If you are awarded the grant what will you do with the funds?   (Add additional comments as necessary in support on a separate page) _______________________ _______________________________________ ________________________________________

If awarded, what would it mean to you and your business? (Add additional comments as necessary in support on a separate page)_______________________ __________________ _______________



Signed _______________________________                              Date_________


From the applications, a SCORE committee will select the finalist.   If you are selected as a grant finalist through the initial review process, you will be required to provide additional information about yourself and your business.   Once the final review phase has been completed the final applicants will be interviewed by a SCORE selection committee.   Selection and award are expected to be complete by June 30, 2016.


Submit your application to:

SCORE Charleston SC

Re: SCORE - 2016 Grant Program

Attn: Julie Fekete

4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite 210 

North Charleston, SC 29405


Or submit via email to: allyngraham08@gmail.com 

For more information contact: Allyn Graham (843-442-5558)

Submission Deadline:   April 29, 2016