The Resiliency Grant for May will open at Noon on 5-19-21 and close on 5-31-21 at 11:59 PM (or when application capacity has been reached). Please review the grant offerings at https://www.cincinnatieec.com/eec/grantfundingprograms/


Once the Resiliency Fund applications have reached its application limit it will close and no more Grant applications will be accepted.


You can contact us Grants@gcmination.org if you have questions.


Good Luck


The Resiliency Fund Team

GCM-I-Drive IDA Saving Program

Through a partnership with the Community Action Agency, GCMI has a vehicle purchase saving program called GCM-I-Drive IDA Program. The program provides an opportunity to save for the purchase of a vehicle for eligible low-to-moderate income participants, enabling them to obtain or keep employment. Participants will need to save up to $1,333 in an Individual Development Account (IDA). Once the targeted amount is obtained, the agency will match their savings at $2 dollars for every $1 dollar saved, totaling up to $4,000. Once the savings goal has been reached, the participant will be able to purchase a vehicle from a designated dealership.

Welcome to the start of your entrepreneur discovery! Do you want to learn how to create a plan to launch your concept, and want to deepen your thought process on how to attract and keep customers? Then, these hybrid course is for you!

Great for: Startup/ Advanced Entrepreneurs or idea-ready business owners, and/or small businesses who are ready to launch and looking for education, access to capital and business structuring.

Our Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a 9- week hybrid program meaning the traditional classroom can be online training and in-person. Our blended Ice House Entrepreneur program is facilitated using an online learning platform and classroom labs that run typical twice a week currently on Zoom because of COVID-19 Guidelines

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities that others overlook
  • Transform a simple idea into a sustainable success
  • Embrace an entrepreneurial mindset as a life-skill
  • Identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs

Additionally what should students expect?

• Master the eight entrepreneurial mindset lessons as outlined in the book "Who Owns the Ice House" by Clifton Taulbert 

• Have access to online interaction with experienced classroom facilitators and coaches via Zoom

Meet one-on-one virtually with facilitators to reach your full potential

• Interact and receive ongoing support from peers who are on a similar journey

• Develop or re-engage your entrepreneurial spirit

Online Delivery Options:

Digital Classroom (9) weekly 2- hour sessions (twice a week) Time: 6:30-8:30pm (evenings only)

• Weekly reading and content discussion sessions 

• Required Homework submitted through IHEP Classroom

• Related "Real World" activities 

• Multiple Choice Assessment assess your basic knowledge and comprehension 

• Virtual Whiteboard Canvas Coaching

• Personal Experience – Reflection survey on your entrepreneurial learning experience 

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