Grants

Microenterprise Grant Program

Are you a small business owner interested in expanding? Are you an entrepreneur working on a new business? The PCD has grants between $5,000 and $35,000 available for new and existing small businesses in Madison County. The deadline to apply is September 30th at 5:00 p.m.

Eligible businesses must:

  • be located in Madison County
  • have five or fewer employees including business owner(s)
  • be able to complete an SBDC Small Business Basics course if awarded
  • contribute at least 10% owner equity to their project
  • be able to fulfill all income and job creation requirements

This program is made possible through NYS CDBG Microenterprise funding and is subject to certain income requirements. Below is a chart detailing the 2024 low-to-moderate income limits for Madison County. Applicants whose household income is above the threshold listed must create at least one full-time equivalent job made available to low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals as part of their grant project. Applicants whose household income falls below the threshold do not have to complete this requirement.

Click the link below to fill out an application. Click the additional links for all required supplemental materials.

Questions? Contact Laura Caughlan at 315-825-3537 or [email protected]

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