You don’t have to read my blog for long to realize I’m passionate about helping out small business owners and supporting momprenuers and all work from home moms! That’s why I decided to pass along this information that was sent to me.

In 2010, The Huggies brand introduced its MomInspired grant program, providing inventive moms with the resources and seed capital they need to help transform viable product ideas into successful new businesses, or take their businesses to the next level. In its inaugural round of submissions, the program solicited almost 400 applications and awarded $15,000 each to 12 inspired moms to help fund their business startups based on innovative baby or child care products inspired by motherhood. Grant-worthy examples include:

o   Allyson Phillips – TILTY CUP
o   Amy Baxter, Buzzy Pain Relief
o   Michelle Staley, Busy
Round two of grant submissions is currently open through  June 30, 2011 at HuggiesMomInspired.com.  Twelve inspired moms will be awarded $15,000 each in the Fall of 2011, to turn their original, viable child care product ideas into a reality, or progress their already established small businesses – original, innovative and viable new business and product ideas designed to help make life easier for parents.  Visit HuggiesMomInspired.com for more information on the grant program, eligibility requirements and details on the first round of grant recipients.