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City of Geneva to host small business grant informational sessions

(Photo courtesy of city of Geneva)

(Photo courtesy of city of Geneva)

City of Geneva to host small business grant informational sessions

Small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs in the city of Geneva may be eligible for grants from the Community Development Block Microenterprise Assistance Program.

Grants of between $5,000 and $30,000 are available through the program, which provides resources to support and foster the development of microbusinesses.

Three informational sessions will take place on June 12:

» at 9 a.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room B, 41 Lewis St.;

» Noon at the same location;

» 5 p.m. virtual session.

Program representatives will provide information on how the grants may be used, the application process and documentation that is necessary for grant consideration. There also will be information on other funding opportunities.

There is an online registration form for the informational sessions.

Geneva’s Microenterprise Assistance Program received $180,000 from the New York State Office of Community Renewal. There will be $153,000 available for grants, with $27,000 allotted to program deliver and administration costs.

“We understand how challenging and time-consuming it can be for small businesses to find and apply for funding,” Nichola Ostrander, owner of Ostrander’s Consulting, said in a news release. “We are looking to make this process as easy as possible and will be meeting with business owners to help them understand their eligibility and gather the appropriate paperwork.”

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