WBC Impact Grant

Congratulations 2019 Montana Women's Business Center Grant Recipients!

Montana Women’s Business Center Impact Grant

This Grant Application has been closed. The grant will reopen on January 31, 2020. We have kept this 2019 application data available for viewing so applicants can see background information and can start thinking about applying. Application details will change for 2020.


2019 Application Information:
The Montana Women’s Business Center is pleased to announce $20,000 of the funds raised at the 2018 Prosperity Party fundraiser will go directly to helping Montana’s women business owners. Grant funding can be used for anything that will enhance economic independence for women, job creation, or take the business to the next level of success.

We are most interested in projects that directly improve the ability for women business owners to become more economically successful. Grant applicants should share a brief compelling story for how they will use or leverage grant funds to grow or strengthen their business and how it will impact their local community.

Grant Timeline:

  • Grant application deadline is March 29, 2019 at 5PM.
  • Winners will be announced by April 15, 2019
  • Successful candidates must use the grant funds by August 15, 2019.

Grant Funding:

This is a reimbursement grant, winners will be reimbursed within 30 business days of submitting receipts. You must supply copies of the receipts and an invoice for this one-time reimbursement. If you are applying for funds to hire a new employee, you will need to submit a payroll report for the one-time reimbursement.

Grant Details:

  • This is a statewide opportunity for Montana women-owned businesses only; with ownership of 51% or more.
  • Applicants do not need to be a Prospera member.
  • Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to be used for equipment, marketing, signage, staffing, trailers, leasehold improvements, anything that will take your business to the next level – please only apply for exactly how much you need.
  • If grant funds will leverage other fund sources, the applicant must show proof that those funds are confirmed. If you are applying for funds to hire a new employee, please show proof that your business has the cash flow to support this new position beyond the grant period.
  • Please include bids and estimates to support your grant request. If you are applying for funds to hire a new employee, please submit a copy of the job description with wage information.
  • Grant applicants must be registered with the MT Secretary of State, and be a revenue generating business for at least 12 months.
  • Must be able to show how this money will be leveraged to take your business to the next level or create jobs.

Grant Awardees: must supply the following by August 15, 2019:

  • 200 word paragraph about how the grant has changed their business.
  • Five photos of the business using the grant money.
  • Must be willing to be interviewed for our MT WBC Impact video which will be shown at the next Prosperity Party fundraiser with a customary photo release to share your story.

This Grant Application has been closed.