FedEx to award USD50,000 in grants to 10 small businesses

8 January 2014

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has launched its second nationwide small business grant contest which will award a total of USD50,000 to 10 deserving US small businesses.

The grand prize winner will receive a USD25,000 grant, four first place winners will each receive USD5,000 and five second place winners will each receive USD1,000.

Small businesses (for the contest, those having fewer than 100 employees) will compete for the grants by completing a profile to be voted on by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) users. The contest is designed for participants to promote their profiles among their own customers and fan bases throughout their social media networks to generate votes for their respective businesses. The number of votes a small business receives will boost its visibility in the contest and is one factor FedEx will consider when determining the winners.

The grant contest registration is now open at http://fedex.com/grantcontest and will remain open until 11: 59 p.m. ET on Feb. 9. To register, participants must upload their company logo with three photos that reflect their business, enter their contact information and tell FedEx about their business and how they would utilize the grant to enhance their business.

All accepted entries will be posted to the contest website.

FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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