The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network has extended the application deadline for a small business grant till Friday, April 13. The $2,500 grant will be awarded to a local small business person (man or woman) based on the Vineyard who plans to improve, grow or start a new business. The applicant’s project or program should promote economic development on the Island, in keeping with the mission of the Women’s Network.

A copy of the application and instructions can be found at There is a $110 application fee, which includes one year-membership to the Women’s Network; the fee is waived for all existing members. All applications must be postmarked by April 13. Winners will be announced at the Women’s Network year-end program on May 8. Questions about the application process or grant may be addressed to