Supplier Diversity Mini-Grants
Advantage Valley Offering Support for Certification
Funded by Truist
The purpose of this mini-grant program is to increase the number of certified Woman-owned (WBE), Minority (MBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in the state of West Virginia by defraying the costs associated with the certification process. A limited number of grants are available on a first come basis.
Qualified women, minority or disadvantaged businesses in West Virginia with annual revenues under $1 million or that meet the SBA size test for their industry NAICS code.
Up to $500 in costs will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the grant requirements
For Business Coaching and Technical Assistance Contact:
1. Review the requirements for certification with the appropriate certifying agency:
2. If you need assistance, call one of the business coaches at the agencies listed above.
3. Fill out the mini-grant application for pre-approval:
Mini-Grant applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until funding has been exhausted. Fill out the grant application and Advantage Valley will pre-approve your application. The applicant will then have 6 months to obtain certification in order to be eligible for reimbursement. Submit the application to: Terrell Ellis, Executive Director, Advantage Valley, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, (304) 352-1165
4. Final Approval & Reimbursement
Submit application for certification to the appropriate certifying agency, and provide Advantage Valley with the receipts for all expenses related to the certifying process up to $500. Also, provide the date of attendance at the Growing Your Business workshop. Send information to the address below and allow 4-6 weeks for reimbursement upon final approval. Submit all documentation to: