INL awards economic development grants to four non-profit organizations

IDAHO FALLS – Battelle Energy Alliance, which operates the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded a $70,000 grant through the IDA’s 2022 Economic Development Grant Program INL.

“These grants are an opportunity for us to affirm our commitment to Idaho’s economic growth and prosperity,” said INL Senior Advisor Marsha McDaniel. “We are delighted to be able to support these diverse and exciting projects.”

Through these collaborations, INL hopes to support budding entrepreneurs, especially in underserved areas, and help foster rural innovation. The grant recipients are:

Boise State University Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity, $25,000

This program will provide state-of-the-art training to rural communities across the state to hone the skills of those working on the front lines of cybersecurity.

Idaho Women’s Business Center, $20,000

The Idaho Women’s Business Center will continue its efforts to support women, including those in underserved and rural communities, as they start and grow successful businesses.

Town of Rexburg, $15,000

These funds will support efforts to create a creative space for eastern Idaho entrepreneurs to prototype their products and inventions.

Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, $10,000

This funding will help provide veterans with access to services in many areas, including education, housing, entrepreneurship, workforce management, family and wellness.

“INL funding will allow us to further develop our navigation services for veterans, transitioning military members and their families, increasing our overall capacity,” said Mindi Andersen, Executive Director of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Idaho fighters.

“INL appreciates our many partnerships across the state,” McDaniel said, “and we look forward to working with these partners and others throughout the year.”

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