Rural Business Technology Grants
Now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
A micro-grant program designed to use technology to help farm- and forestry-based businesses grow. Eligible projects will incorporate new technology into your business model to assist with logistics and marketing. Some examples of possible projects include:
- Customer Relations Management subscription and set-up
- Website creation or upgrades
- E-commerce and online ordering
- Professional photography and marketing materials
- Other technologies to assist with logistics and marketing
This grant is open to farm- and forestry-based businesses in the towns of Hamilton, Lebanon, Eaton, Madison, and Brookfield, and the villages of Hamilton, Earlville, Madison, and Morrisville. Preference will be given to businesses within 10 miles of the Village of Hamilton.
Minimum award: $1000
Maximum award: $10,000
Click on the Grant Overview and Award Guide below for more information.
Because of the guidelines of this grant program, applicants will be required to work with one of the vendors listed below to complete your grant project. Each of our vendors offers a variety of versatile services for your business. Click the links to learn about each vendor’s available services.
Customer Relationship Management Systems:
Website Upgrades & E-Commerce:
Photography and Marketing:
PCD Home Improvement Grants **available in 2021**
- Preference will be given to Town and Village of Hamilton residents
We are not currently accepting applications for this program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.