The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award.

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to receive business funding and ongoing coaching from experienced business leaders on how to grow their businesses effectively, including advice on how best to harness the power of technology and innovation within their business plans.

The AEA focuses on identifying promising entrepreneurs in the Bronx and Miami-Dade County, Fla., whose business plans exhibit sustainability, innovation and a positive impact on the local communities.

Applications can be submitted at up to April 27 and winners will be announced in June 2017. Interested entrepreneurs can also take advantage of an array of training events slated for March and April, including business ideation, entrepreneurship legal clinics and funding and marketing boot camps, to help improve their applications.