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YoCo Bloom Grant Program Expands to Downtown York

Downtown Inc and the York County Economic Alliance are proud to announce that the YoCo Bloom micro-grant program has expanded in 2019 to offer funds exclusively for Downtown York businesses ready to take the next step in their growth. A total of $15,000 is available for qualified projects under the new Downtown Bloom grant program.

This grant program is designed specifically to help downtown businesses address a tangible need. The York County Economic Alliance launched its YoCo Bloom Micro-Grant Program in 2018 with the intent that grant awards would act as a stepping stone for businesses to create lasting change in York County.

Grant Requirements

Businesses interested in applying for the Downtown Bloom grant must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be a business located within the Central Business District to apply for and receive the grant. Click here to a view a map of the Central Business District.

  • Applicants cannot have more than 100 full- or part-time employees.

  • Applicants must match 10 percent of the grant’s capital value to show commitment to the project being funded.

  • Grant recipients must use the allocated funds within six months on a tangible company need.

  • Preference will be given to companies that use local businesses to fulfill the grant implementation.

Key Deadlines

  • Applicants must submit the initial application form by 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019.

  • Downtown Inc and YCEA will announce finalists on May 10. Finalists will make their final presentation during an in-person pitch competition in front of YCEA and Downtown Inc leadership.