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Ann Arbor Spark

April 10, 2008

21st Century Jobs Fund Competition Now Open

The 21CJF competition for $30 million for For-Profit companies in Michigan

The competition is open for the $30 million available to for-profit companies through the 21st Century Jobs Fund adminisered through the SEIC Board.  We will try to keep you up to date on the process and procedures in an effort to give you the best opportunity for success.

The first thing you need to do is pull down the RFP.  The MEDC has done a very good job at providing lots of information that will guide you through the process. Here’s the primary site for all the documents you will need: http://www.themedc.org/21cbizplan/ and the first link on this web page is for the RFP.  I suggest you print it out and keep it handy. You will refer to it often.

After reading it and deciding you are going to apply you should register.  You have to register at least two days before you can actually apply.  Don’t wait.  It doesn’t cost anything to register and you are not obligated to apply so go ahead and do it now.  Here is where you register: https://www.medcawards.org/index.jsp

The MEDC has already created an FAQ.  They have already anticipated some questions and have answers here: http://ref.themedc.org/cm/attach/dc7e7129-be96-4b9d-b111-98da5a75ebbd/FAQs.pdf We encourage you to submit questions as you go along.  It would help everyone if you ask your questions early so others can benefit.  Others may have the same question and could benefit from knowing the answer sooner than later.  Email your questions to 21stcenturyjobs@michigan.org

Check back here occassionally for new information or insights. We will be making an effort to monitor the progress of the competition and report on it.  By the way, the deadline for making application is 5 p. m. on June 4.

Register to Apply for 21CJF competition
Registration link

Official 21st Century Jobs Fund Competiton site
Page with all the links to information you will need for applying

21CJF FAQ
A little more clarity about the 21CJF competition provided here