The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced June 27, 2005, that it is awarding $12 million in Rural Entrepreneurship Development Systems grants to six collaborative efforts in nine states. The grants will enable the six collaborations to promote entrepreneurial activity in their regions, showcase successful models of entrepreneurship activity to rural communities outside their area, leverage significant new investments, and stimulate state and national interest in rural entrepreneurship policies and strategies. The grant program is one of the Foundation’s special projects commemorating its 75th Anniversary. Each if the six collaborations will receive $2 million over three years — from June 2005 through spring 2007.
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