Available Grants

Launch Grant Program

PCD is working with the Village of Hamilton to offer up to $20,000 to new and existing businesses in the Village of Hamilton. Check out the grant overview page below to learn more.

Please submit one copy

electronically using the link below

Launch Grant Website Submission Form

*Required Fields

Your business plan must include a brief description of your company's history, current operations (products, markets, etc.), and current employment, a description of your proposed project, and projections for new employment for the first five years after project completion. CLICK HERE to set up an appointment with an SBDC advisor.

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PCD Home Improvement Grants

Income qualified homeowners in the towns of Eaton, Madison, Lebanon, Brookfield and Hamilton (and the villages within those) may be eligible for up to $35,000 to improve the exterior of their homes. PCD is working with the Utica Homeownership Center to implement the grant.
  • Preference will be given to Town and Village of Hamilton residents 
Please see the application and income limits below.

We are not currently accepting applications for this program.


In Person or by Mail

1611 Genesee Street

Utica, NY. 13501


Note in the subject line

“Madison County Application”


(315) 724-1415


PCD Small Business Grants-Not currently accepting applications

PCD Small Business Grants are made possible through the generous donations given to our Small Business Fund. The community has come together to support Hamilton’s vitality and now we’d like to distribute this funding to our businesses. These grants are intended to focus on mitigating the impacts on businesses of the COVID-19 outbreak.


The monies available through the Small Business Fund are being supplemented by existing PCD grant funds. If awarded, PCD will decide which funding source makes the most sense for you.

We are starting with an initial funding round with applications due May 4th by 4pm. We have limited funding and while we would like to serve everyone, understand this might not be possible. The funding is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We will be making awards up to $5,000 in the fairest way possible. Please understand that just because the limit is set at $5,000, it does not mean you will receive the full amount.

Eligible applicants are businesses, retail and other, based within the Village and Town of Hamilton, with emphasis on those most impacted by COVID-19.  Awards will be made for general business expenses, as submitted in detail by the applicant, with consideration made to expenses that are unfillable by other means (for example, grants, negotiated relief from vendors or landlords).  Full disclosure of business finances by applicants is not required, however, the committee may request additional supporting information for expense relief being requested. Please direct any questions to

If awarded, full documentation of costs will be required.


Eligible area: Businesses within the Village and Town of Hamilton serving the local area

Eligible business types: For profit businesses

Eligible costs: Business expenses that are unfillable by other means (for example, grants, negotiated relief from vendors or landlords)

Grant amount: Up to $5,000

Grant deadline for Round 1: May 4th at 4pm. 

*Required Fields

Business Information

Grant Amount Information

up to $5,000

Other Assistance Information


Loss Information

Landlord/Mortgage Holder Information

Required Attachments

All attachments must be in PDF format. Convert your non-pdf into a pdf for free HERE

Please provide an overview of your current business situation relative to how it is different from a few months ago. Provide information on staffing and income changes, as well as your current challenges. Tell us how the funds will help keep your business viable.

The budget must include item(s), cost, and vendor (if applicable). Download Template Here