The City of Buffalo is currently accepting applications for small business support grants.
Funding comes from the American Rescue Plan. A total of $3.5 million will be earmarked for direct grant aid and distributed among his nine legislative districts in the city.
“As we continue to recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we remain focused on uplifting our communities,” said Mayor Byron Brown. “Businesses across the City of Buffalo have been hurt by the economic impact the pandemic has had on our region. This small business grant will help alleviate some of that economic hardship.”
The purpose of this program is to assist small business owners affected by the pandemic. The program offers both grants, loans, and technical assistance services.
Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen said: “This is a great opportunity for local businesses. The coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard, and we want local businesses to receive much-deserved and much-needed support. What we get is very important.”
Application requirements include:
- Applicants must complete a work plan to help determine how their technical assistance needs will be addressed.
- Applicants must apply to receive grants and technical assistance
- Employers must have 50 or fewer full-time employees
- Applicants must be the principal owner of a small business located in Buffalo, New York.
- Applicants must reside in one of nine municipalities.
- Principal owner must reside in the City of Buffalo
Click here to apply.