Applications now open for $20,000 Emerging Brands Grants – press release

The Emerging Brands Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of three $20,000 Emerging Brands Grants to be presented in Chicago this fall. The Alliance is a new industry resource featuring community support and business growth opportunities to help emerging CPG brands scale manufacturing.Emerging Brands Grants can help with critical manufacturing and packaging related expenses, such as market research, prototype creation, professional service fees, packaging for e-commerce and more. Three grants will be awarded during the Emerging Brands Summit at PACK EXPO International in Chicago, IL on October 23, 2022.Learn more and begin your free application now at

September 1, 2022

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CHICAGO, IL (August 24, 2022) – The Emerging Brands Alliance, a year-round resource for the emerging brands community launching this fall, is pleased to announce the availability of three $20,000 Emerging Brands Grants. The Emerging Brands Grants program can help growing CPG companies scale their operations by providing funds for operational expenses. Grants can be used to enable a variety of projects and resources, such as prototype creation, market research, legal and consultant services, creation of pitch materials for investors, exhibiting fees, custom packaging for e-commerce, and much more.

To be eligible for an Emerging Brands Grant, applicants must produce and distribute a packaged consumer product in the U.S. and/or Canada and have annual revenues of at least $100,000 USD but not more than $20 million USD.

A total of three $20,000 grants will be awarded, one each in the following categories:

  • Certified minority or women-owned company

  • Self-manufacturing company

  • Any eligible company

The grant application, review, and award timeline is as follows:

  • June 15 – Sept. 15, 2022 - Applications accepted

  • Sept. 15 –25, 2022 - Applications reviewed

  • Sept. 25, 2022 - Finalists notified

  • Oct. 23, 2022 - Grants awarded at the Emerging Brands Summit

“The Emerging Brands Alliance is excited to have the opportunity to sponsor this new grant program. We hope to fill a need in the area of operational growth for brands who are on their way to increased distribution in the marketplace, and look forward to following each winner’s journey in 2023.” – Kim Overstreet, director, Emerging Brands Alliance

Apply now for the opportunity to be one of three grant recipients!

Submit a free application

About the Emerging Brands Alliance

The Emerging Brands Alliance - website launching October, 2022 - will provide year-round education, resources, and growth opportunities for brands looking to scale operations. The EBA is intended to be a community where member brand owners can ask questions, network with each other, find educational content and news, and take advantage of resources such as the ‘ask an expert’ forum, co-manufacturers/co-packagers or machinery and materials suppliers' directories, and much more. Membership is free, and attendees to the EBA events and grant applicants are automatically enrolled.

Learn more at

About the Emerging Brands Summit

The Emerging Brands Summit will take place in tandem with the PACK EXPO International trade show. Registration for the Emerging Brands Summit is within the PACK EXPO International registration site. By purchasing a registration for the Emerging Brands Summit, attendees will automatically receive a complimentary registration for PACK EXPO International and can attend all four days of the trade show (Oct. 23 -26).

Registration for the Emerging Brands Summit is $195 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $295. All Emerging Brands Grants applicants will receive $50 off their registration for the Summit.

To learn more and to register, visit

About PMMI Media Group

PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands —Packaging World, ProFood World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, OEM, and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry.

PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.

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