OMAHA – For many small businesses, federal grants can be an important component of success. This month, small businesses in the Midwest will get an opportunity to learn more about potential funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of a special seminar being hosted by the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), which located in University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Mammel Hall.
On Thursday, July 31, USDA National Program Leader Mary Ann Rozum will travel to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for a presentation on how small businesses can secure Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.
During her presentation, Rozum will discuss projects that the USDA is currently interested in helping support through SBIR grants as well as any changes to USDA’s rules and procedures for grant funding.
Rozum will also be on hand for one-on-one meetings with participants later in the day.
In addition to one-on-one meetings with Rozum, participants will also be able to hear from a panel of small business leaders on the topic of technology commercialization and network with other area small business leaders.
The day’s event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNL East Union. Admission is free to anyone who registers by Monday, July 28. Anyone registered after July 28 will need to pay a $10 registration fee.
The event is sponsored by UNL Industry Relations.
Those interested can register at http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/events. Those participants who wish to meet with Rozum one-on-one must make prior arrangements through the NBDC by contacting Marisol U. Rodriguez at 402.554.6270 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at email@example.com.
About the Nebraska Business Development Center
Since 1977 the Nebraska Business Development Center has been providing management and technical assistance to businesses in Nebraska. The Nebraska Business Development Center is a department of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, located at Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit nbdc.unomaha.edu.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.