The Schoharie County Community Development Services and Schoharie County Industrial Development Agency are kicking off a CDBG Micro-enterprise Grant Program using a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
The grant awards will be $5,000-$25,000 for qualifying businesses.
The grants are intended for start-up and expanding micro businesses: five or fewer employees, one or more of whom may be the owner of the business.
Job creation for low-to-moderate income person(s) is a priority.
Special consideration is given to businesses located on a main street or central business district and agri-businesses.
An approved current small business training course is required.
Applications must be received by 2pm on Monday, May 18 at the SCIDA office at 349 Mineral Springs Rd. Cobleskill, NY 12043. For more information and application, contact Sarah Nickle at SCIDA, (518) 234-7604.