Water Council receives Cluster Grant under U.S. Commerce Departmentís Regional Innovation Strategies program

Special to The Freeman

March 31, 2015

MILWAUKEE Ė The Milwaukee-based Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants.

The Regional Innovation Strategies program is being run by the Departmentís Economic Development Administrationís Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

It is a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country through three different types of grants: i6 Challenge grants, Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds, and Science and Research Park Development Grants.

The Water Council received $71,625 under the Cluster for Seed Capital Funds program. The grant will help to offset portions of the initial marketing and legal costs associated with the launch of The Water Councilís Water Seed Fund.

For more information about the Regional Innovation Strategies Program, including a full list of the 2014 grant recipients, visit http://www/eda.gov/oie/2014-risp-competition.htm