Funding Projects

Projects are the heart of what The SmartCoast for Innovators and Entrepreneurs is all about. We are just beginning the journey to make the north Florida gulf coast The SmartCoast. Below you can find some information on our initial projects.

We use Trello for task management and provide links to the Trello Boards below. Note, most projects can be publicly viewed but require a team membership to edit while a few projects are restricted to being viewed by team members only due to information security concerns, these may show below in a gray color.

Please join our Slack workspace and let us know if you wish to be a part of one of these teams.


US Economic Devlopment Administration FY19 i6 Challenge

Submission Deadline: 11:59pm Eastern Time on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

FY19 i6 Challenge—catalyzing high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the country, the i6 Challenge awards up to $750,000 for projects that increase regional capacity to accelerate the translation of innovations, ideas, intellectual property, and research into products, services, companies, and jobs.


Create a Gulf Coast Opportunity Fund

Work has begun on creating a Gulf Coast Opportunity Fund to provide funding to invest in the Opportunity Zones along the Florida Gulf Coast. For more information visit the Smartcoast Opporunty Fund page.

Project Archive