Propel Impact Grants

Providing communities of action with the resources and technologies to solve the world’s most challenging problems together—through the lens of equity & justice.


What are Propel Impact Grants?

With support from Apple, the Propel Impact Grants will create educational experiences and work-study pathways that will align to HBCU courses, degrees, certificates, internships, and more with Propel's Innovation programming.

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What we fund?

Student career experiences

Aligned to real product development and research, with industry professionals, HBCU faculty fellows and non-profit partners.

Faculty and Graduate student research

Research with an emphasis on curriculum development throughout the R&D process.

Development of new curricular resources

Resource aligned to industry’s most pressing business needs for talent.

Propels’ signature programs

Propel Now, Propel Talent, Propel Impact, Propel Startup, Propel Arts, Propel Agri-Tech, Propel Justice and Propel Health
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What are the funding guidelines?

  • Proposed projects must clearly demonstrate how institutions envision creating a more diverse pipeline of talent in arts and entertainment sector
  • Each project should ensure HBCU students have access to virtual and in-person learning experiences in film/television production, music marketing, and fashion design
  • All proposals must include a project-based learning experience for students
  • Participants will be provided with mentorship, capital, legal counsel, accounting and other project support

Key Round 1 Dates - Propel Impact Grants

Round 1 RFP Release Date
November 18, 2021
Webinar
November 30, 2021
Proposals Due
December 7, 2021
Selection Process
December 10, 2021
Grantee Announcements
December 17, 2021
Propel Impact Grants
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Propel Agri-Tech Grant

PURPOSE

To provide partners with funding to create real-world experiences to assist in the development of the next leaders of innovation in sustainable agriculture and technology within underserved communities through hands-on learning, community engagement and a strong commitment to entrepreneurship.

Guidelines

Proposed projects should include innovative programming to create technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, and profitability while keeping students engaged in curricula focused on the development of agricultural technology products, services and applications to redefine and reposition America’s farming industry.

Eligibility

  • Propel HBCU Partners
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Propel Arts & Entertainment Grants

PURPOSE

Propel and Propel Partners have banded together for the Propel Entertainment program. The effort is meant to diversity the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for Black and other underrepresented students into its ranks.

Guidelines

Proposed projects, events and programs must clearly demonstrate how institutions envision creating a more diverse pipeline of talent in the arts and entertainment sector. Each project should ensure HBCU students have access to virtual and in-person learning experiences in film/television production, music marketing, and fashion design. All proposals must include a project-based learning experience for students. Participants will be provided with mentorship, capital, legal counsel, accounting and other project support.

Eligibility

  • Propel HBCU Partners
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Connect to Propel

Propel Center was imagined and designed by Ed Farm, a nonprofit committed to transforming classrooms to uplift communities. Propel Center will provide HBCU students with virtual and physical pathways for propelling their leadership development, entrepreneurial endeavors and community impact. If you are interested in learning how you can Propel with us, contact our team and we will get back to you shortly.