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Contracting Opportunity Fund Q&A Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Maria- BWB
11:37
Can you drop the slides here?
Aida Diakite
11:45
Can you email the slides to us
Chef Krayla, Krayplates
12:28
Yes please! Thank you!
Maria Rivera Brown
14:44
yes
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
20:40
https://bit.ly/certification-office-hours
V Hackett
23:29
Once the application is completed, what is the expected time frame expected for follow up?
V Hackett
23:47
Where can we see the status?
Carmen
24:13
Do you already have to have a business up and running? Can it so be in a planning phase?
Carmen
24:20
Still
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
25:39
@ V Hackett: The fund closes on May 20, 2022, and then there will be a few weeks to process all applications. I would say the time frame expected for follow up can be anywhere between early-mid June. We of course aim for sooner.
Andrea Rico
25:47
Can a fitness boutique (personal training services) apply for the grant?
Robert Harrington
27:50
Hi, If a company received a grant from last year’s opportunity fund, are they still eligible for a grant from the fund this year?
Maria- BWB
29:09
Can a membership network apply for the grant?
Nicole Wiggins
29:47
Hello, and are prior grant awardees eligible for reapply for this grant
Maria- BWB
36:25
Yes
Maria Rivera Brown
36:25
Andre, you mentioned the City has six RFPs out for bidding....Justice Center, Strand Theatre and Animal Shelter. I know this is a pilot program, but are there any others lined up for the near future?
Maria- BWB
36:27
MBE
Chef Kray
37:15
Can restaurants/catering restaurants apply?
Maria- BWB
37:22
Awesome! Thank you.
Chef Kray
38:07
Thank you
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
38:29
https://www.boston.gov/departments/economic-development/boston-contracting-opportunity-fund
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
40:59
Sheltered Market Pilot Program Webpage: https://www.boston.gov/departments/economic-opportunity-and-inclusion/sheltered-market-pilot-program
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
41:24
Sheltered Market Pilot Program Webpage: https://www.boston.gov/departments/economic-opportunity-and-inclusion/sheltered-market-pilot-program
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
42:58
@ V Hackett, we have a newsletter that you can sign up to right using this link “stay connected”: https://www.boston.gov/government/cabinets/equity-and-inclusion-cabinet/supplier-diversity
Nicole Wiggins
43:11
I cannot driving
Nicole Wiggins
44:01
How do we find out what and when the other bid contexts will be
Nicole Wiggins
46:41
Can you share how the industries are being selected.And yes, you’ve answered my question thank you
Nicole Wiggins
47:10
For the sheltered market
Nicole Wiggins
47:45
Thank you
Nicole Wiggins
48:25
Painting company and we need a Sheltered Program please :)
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
53:41
Samuel Hurtadosamuel.hurtado@boston.govSupplier Diversity Business ManagerOffice of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion617-635-3449
Maria Rivera Brown
55:06
Thank you André, Stacey & Kharlita! I appreciate your time. Good luck everyone!!!
Maria- BWB
55:47
Thank you! Have a great day.
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
56:25
Business Certification Link: https://www.boston.gov/departments/economic-development/equity-and-inclusion-office/get-your-business-certified
Kharlita Chambers-Walker
57:14
You are very welcome, please do not hesitate to reach out to me as well for outreach and engagement questions. kharlita.chamberswalker@boston.gov