Grant Competition Applications

If you are a woman owned business and are interested in the 2020 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Grant Competition, you will find the application open in the fall which will close January 31, 2020.

The 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference (WEC) Grant Competition was held April 17, 2019. In 2019, the WEC awarded 24 grants close to $ 20,000 to Utah women business owners to help them grow their businesses.

Before filling out the application, please review the competition eligibility, instructions, what the judges are looking for, important dates and the competition rules found on our website.

If you have specific questions regarding this form, please email us at UtahWEC@gmail.com.

Good Luck!

Pitch Example

Ann Atkins, Meth Mob

Eligibility

  • 51% ownership by 1 or more women of a registerd Utah Business
  • Business must have an active business license
  • Business must have earned revenue in the previous year (no minimum)

*Semi-finalists will need to show proof

NOTES: Nonprofits may apply if services benefit woman, are sustainable, and will become more self-sufficient. Previous year’s semifinalists OK to reapply. Grant funds may not be used to pay off debt.
Download Official Rules (Google doc)
Make the most of your application by viewing our videos, posted below the application form, or on the Pitch Tips page.

2019 Deadlines

November 20th – Applications open

January 9th:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Grant Application Orientation – Dept of Ag

January 31st, 11:59 p.m.:  Grant Application Due

February 9th – WEC Planning Committee Reviews Regional Choices

February 12th – WEC Committee chooses Quarter Finalists (24)

February 13th – Regional Pitch Quarter Final Announcement – 12 Quarter Finalists each region

February 22nd – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pitch Training w/Facebook Live – Dept of Agriculture

March 1st – Regional Pitches – Southern Utah & Northern Utah

March 4th – State Semi-Finalists Announced – (6) from each region

March 29th – State Semi-Final Pitches (12)

April 1st – State Finalists Announced (5)

April 16th – WEC Reception – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Dept of Ag

April 17th – Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference

Applications for 2019 are now closed. We got a fantastic response and look forward to reviewing and selecting our semi-finalists. Stay tuned for more details.

Download Official Rules (PDF)