Grants

Available Grants

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
  • Branding
  • 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:

Branding:

Website Upgrades & E-Commerce:

Photography and Marketing:

Before you begin the online application, we strongly recommend that you contact the PCD to set up an initial consultation regarding your project.

Mary Galvez: mgalvez@hamiltonpcd.org or 315-228-8729
Laura Caughlan: lcaughlan@hamiltonpcd.org or 484-213-0846

Business Information

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Please briefly describe your business, including the products you sell and how your business relates to agriculture or forestry.

Grant Amount


up to $10,000

Required Attachments

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


Please briefly describe your proposed grant project and how it will impact your business.


All applicants are required to submit a business plan prepared with the help of the Mohawk Valley SBDC, Onondaga SBDC, or FarmNet.

All applicants are required to submit one year of cash flow projections, a current profit and loss statement, and a current balance sheet. These should be prepared with the help of the Mohawk Valley SBDC, Onondaga SBDC, or FarmNet. Please upload as a single PDF.

The budget must include item(s), cost, and vendor to be used. Download Template Here

PCD Home Improvement Grants **available in 2021**

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.

Submission

In Person or by Mail

1611 Genesee Street

Utica, NY. 13501

Email

Note in the subject line

“Madison County Application”

Fax

(315) 724-1415

Questions

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 jmlutter@hamiltonpcd.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. 

*Required Fields

Business Information








Grant Amount Information


up to $5,000

Other Assistance Information


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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