Microgrants for Small Business Startups

February 17, 2022

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 Tricia Zilaitis, in the Office of Economic and Community Development at tzilaitis@scrantonpa.gov to discuss a project and potential funding.  The guidelines and application are found below.

Last modified: December 13, 2023

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