Mayor Paige G. Cognetti announces the new small business Microgrants program in conjuncture with the SBDC at the University of Scranton. The CDBG Small Business Micro-Grant Program for new or early-stage businesses located in Scranton’s low-moderate-income demographic areas (LMA) will supply funds ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 per business through the 2022 year to assist with start-up costs, thus contributing to their initial success and continued revitalization of our community. Businesses must be in a qualifying Low-to-Moderate service area within the City of Scranton. New and newly established is defined as businesses opened for business within the last 12 months or planning to open within 9 months of application. Final applications must include a referral form from the SBDC at The University of Scranton, available after completing the required educational program series and/or business consulting and demonstrating appropriate business planning in accordance with program guidelines.
Qualifying businesses can find an application on the City of Scranton website.
Interested businesses may contact Tiffany Cross-Luciani, in the Office of Economic and Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a project and potential funding. The guidelines and application are found below.
Last modified: February 17, 2022