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Texas Woman's University's Center for Women Entrepreneurs will begin accepting applications for its Veteran Women Entrepreneur Grant program Monday, according to an announcement from the university.

The initiative will offer 10 $5,000 grants to qualified Texas women veterans who are starting a business or who have an existing business. Grant funding offered through the program, which is in its second year, can be used for the purchase of equipment or raw materials, for property improvements and marketing, or for other business-related activity that falls within program guidelines.

Awardees will meet with the center's small business adviser and veteran mentors and will complete virtual training hosted by the center.

“The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is thrilled to offer this grant program for Texas women veterans,” center director Tracy Irby said in a news release. “Women veteran entrepreneurs typically bring in lower receipts than their counterparts in other women-owned businesses. Last year, our grant recipients were able to purchase inventory, machinery and technology to increase revenue, and prospective entrepreneurs received a boost to get their business launched.”

Applications are available online at twu.edu/cwe

— Amber Gaudet

AMBER GAUDET can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @amb_balam. 

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