Moms on the Move (MOMs) Micro-Enterprise & Education Grant1

As I think in my heart, so I am. - Proverbs 23:7

Qualifications

  • Single mother, age 22 and above, who is the primary caregiver of at least one child, age 12 and under (child must live in the same household)

  • Attending college, working (PT or FT each week), or have recently (within the last 18 months) lost your job and looking for work

  • Living in the Dayton, Ohio area (proof of residence required).

  • Low to modest income.


Commitments

  • Present a written business proposal to the Selection Committee or written educational goals.

  • Provide a service to single moms and children in need in your community.

  • Provide progress reports in 2011 (exact due date TBD and will be set on an individual basis).

  • Meet with Samaritan Outreach staff, mentors or designated representatives quarterly or as needed to review business plans/progress, and brainstorm ideas for increasing revenue.

  • Permission for Samaritan Outreach to share your “success story”, verbally or in writing, with funders and volunteer.

  • Live a life consistent with Samaritan Outreach’s values, mission, and vision.


How to Apply

Step #1 – Send a letter of request to the Samaritan Outreach office. This letter should include a brief explanation of your business, amount of funds needed, and confirm that you meet all of the qualifications (see above). If selected, the Selection Committee will invite you to submit an application.

Step #2 – Send a letter of request to the Samaritan Outreach office. This letter should include a brief description of your business, amount of funds needed, and confirm that you meet all the qualifications (see above). If selected, the Selection Committee will invite you to submit an application and come to the SO office for an interview.

Step #3 – Be Interviewed by the Selection Committee who will, in turn, make their selections within two weeks.



Maximum amount of grant/recipient to be awarded

To be determined (TBD). The Selection Committee reserves the right to award grants, loans, or some combination thereof in amounts different from what has been requested.


1Qualifications and commitments are subject to change without notice.