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Awards to USA Small Businesses to Recognize Outstanding
Achievements and Contributions to Economic Growth

Dream Big Awards

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce and METLIFE

LOI Date:

06/17/22

Deadline Date:

07/08/22 11:59 PM EST Receipt

Description:

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Awards to USA small businesses to recognize outstanding accomplishments in business and contributions to the prosperity of local communities. Businesses may be nominated for the program. Several categories of awards are being offered. Successful applicants will be those that exemplify innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business. Every year at The Big Week for Small Business, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.

In addition to the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, eligible small businesses may apply to be considered for a Business Achievement Award.

Award categories:

  • Emerging Business
  • Green/Sustainable Business
  • Minority-Owned Business
  • Veteran-Owned Business
  • Woman-Owned Business
  • Young Entrepreneur Business
  • LGBTQ-Owned Business
  • Community Support and Leadership Award

For additional information on these categories, see: https://www.uschamber.com/co/dream-big-awards/dream-big-awards-2022-award-categories-and-prizes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195223

Estimated Size of Grant:

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner of the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award:
- $25,000 cash prize
- One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
- Promotional video played during the award ceremony.
- An article on CO— featuring the winner.

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner of each Business Achievement Award category
- One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
- Recognition and award presentation during the award ceremony
- Will be featured in an article on CO—

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Dream Big Awards, an applicant must:
- Be a legal resident of the continental United States.
- Be a for-profit business operating for at least one (1) year primarily within the United States.
- Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million for each of 2021 and 2022.
- Agree to all of the Award Rules, including potentially attending the virtual Dream Big Awards ceremony.

Employees, officers and directors of Sponsors and any affiliated entities, and their respective immediate families (parents, spouse, children, siblings) or individuals residing in their household (whether or not related) are not eligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Tmeline:
- All referrals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, June 17, 2022.
- All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, July 8, 2022.
- Finalists, and their Third-Party Referrers (if any), will be notified on or before October 1, 2022
- The Small Business of the Year Award Winner and all finalists will be announced at a virtual ceremony hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2022. A finalized date for the ceremony will be announced during the summer of 2022.  

Chambers of Commerce and Trade Groups: encourage a small business in your community to apply for the Dream Big Awards. Upon submitting a referral, the U.S. Chamber will contact the small business to inform them that they have been referred and provide information on how to apply for the annual awards.

A business must fill out an application in order to enter. Chambers of commerce and trade associations are encouraged to refer businesses to the program. However, the business itself must submit an application for the Dream Big Awards program to be considered.

The Small Business of the Year winner must be present at and participate fully in the virtual Dream Big Awards ceremony

Small businesses can apply for up to two award categories.

FAQs: https://www.uschamber.com/co/dream-big-awards/dream-big-awards-faq
Terms and Conditions: https://www.uschamber.com/co/dream-big-awards/dream-big-awards-2022-terms-conditions-contest-rules

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online - Small Businesses: https://dreambig.awardsplatform.com/

Refer a Small Business: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw08taVB4IQ07koRf1_N2_KPW6lGLnAqTpZ-jVWgaZle9E2Q/viewform

Email the Dream Big Team at dreambig@uschamber.com

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

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