Build.Black. Coalition receives RAILS grant to promote inclusive economic development

July 9th, 2018

The City of Sacramento has awarded $99,750 to the Build.Black. Coalition through the Rapid Acceleration, Innovation, and Leadership in Sacramento (RAILS) Program to support a project that will promote inclusive economic development and create on-ramps to prosperity in an effort to transform lives and unite community.

Specifically, the project will:

The Build.Black. Coalition is improving outcomes and communities so Black youth can thrive, be healthy and be safe. Sierra Health Foundation is a Coalition partner. Learn more

In 2016, the Sacramento City Council adopted the Innovation and Growth Fund Policy and Guidelines to create new programs that expand the startup pipeline and engage the innovation ecosystem. In doing so, the council unanimously approved a framework for the RAILS Program.

RAILS offers up to $1 million in grants annually to support the development of Sacramento’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem through “startup enablers” — community-based initiatives and programs that help entrepreneurs take their startup from initial idea to viable company. Learn more