SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (May 4, 2015) – Funding is available to assist owners of small businesses in Sullivan County.
The County recently received $200,000 from New York State Community Development Block Grant Microenterprise Program. The program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to start-up and existing businesses who participate in an entrepreneurial training program.
Priority will be given to businesses located in the County’s village and hamlet centers in order to support downtown revitalization. However, any business that meets the criteria of a “microenterprise” – i.e. five or fewer employees – is encouraged to apply.
Special consideration will also be given to veteran-owned businesses, and to restaurants and food service businesses. This second category of businesses typically finds it hard to obtain traditional financing but is an essential component of Sullivan County’s economy, supporting the tourism sector and often functioning as a destination to draw visitors into a village or hamlet center.
Applicants who have not participated in a County-run Entrepreneurial Training Program may apply for the next round of classes, to be scheduled for late summer 2015.
The deadline for applications to the Microenterprise Assistance Program is Friday, May 31, 2015. This applies to both applications for funding, and for participation in the Entrepreneurial Training Program.
For more information or to request an application, contact the Sullivan County Division of Planning at 845-807-0527 or by email at email@example.com.