Red Wall & Stairs

THE COMPETITION

Welcome to the 2022 RISE Challenge! Your company could be the recipient of a grant to help achieve your next step in growth and expansion. The RISE program seeks to award a total of $250,000 in funding to qualified applicants. Individual award amounts are determined by a volunteer panel of judges and may not exceed $100,000 per business and will not be less than $25,000.

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Learn the details of the competition, get the complete schedule, and see the list of FAQs to help you get started toward creating your entry.

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SUBMIT BY MIDNIGHT 02/03/22

Your completed application and all attachments including videos must be uploaded on the RISE Submission Portal by 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2022

ATTEND A PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION IN DECEMBER

Learn more and ask questions. Dates: 12/2/21 or 12/9/21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. SEDCO Boardroom,

307 W. Washington Suite 102. Register by email

QUALIFIED APPLICANT NOTICE ON 2/4/22

Companies qualifying for the next step will be notified directly by email on

February 4, 2022.

VIEW THE ONLINE APPLICATION STARTING 1/3/2022

The online portal will be open Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2022. View the online application form and register your company for the competition. 

ORIENTATION AND PRESENTATION TO JUDGES

Qualified applicants will proceed on the competition schedule with final team presentations made on April 7, 2022. RISE Challenge winners will be notified on April 8 and will attend the  2022 Award Ceremony on April 21.