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Western Kentucky Innovation Challenge grant opportunity

PADUCAH, Ky.  — A Paducah-based nonprofit Spricket Inc. and Codefi are launching a challenge to give small businesses and individuals in six west Kentucky counties the chance to win grant funding.

The company announced the launch of the West Kentucky Innovation Challenge last week. In addition to Sprocket and Codefi, partners for the challenge include Kentucky Innovation and the US Department of Agriculture.

Sprocket will award up to $200,000 in Innovation Development service grants to five small businesses or individuals, the organization says, from a live video Pitch Day on March 12, 2021. Winners will be announced on March 26.

A webinar called “How to Build a Software Company Without Code” that explains the application and process will be held virtually on Feb. 10,  The application deadline will be Feb.19.