2019 Grant Competition Application

Welcome to the application for the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference (WEC) Grant Competition. In 2019, the WEC will award 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!

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 2017 (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 (PDF)
Make the most of your application by viewing our videos, posted below the application form, or on the Pitch Tips page.

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

Please note, this is a 3 part form, you may need to scroll back up on this page after you click next to see sections 2 and 3.

Download Official Rules (PDF)