Local female veterans earn grant money to expand their businesses | News

For the first time in four years, an entrepreneur program has given grants to over 20 female-veteran-owned businesses in Texas as a continuous commitment to promote female entrepreneurs.

Out of the 76 applicants across Texas, the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University selected 27 female veterans for the grant, including four from Denton County. Each business will receive an award valued between $1,000 and $10,000 through the CWE’s inaugural Veteran Entrepreneur Grant program.

For the past four years, CWE has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to female-owned businesses, but this is the first time it is awarding grants specifically to veterans.

Tracy Irby, director of CWE, said female veterans sometimes receive fewer opportunities than women in general, and the program thought it would be important to reach out to them as a demographic.

The CWE is part of TWU’s Jane Nelson Institute for…

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