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Technical Assistance Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD), through their Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), has made available to WEDCO resources designated as grant funds for enhanced business Technical Assistance (TA) in southern Carroll County and northern Strafford County.  Applicants must have 10 or fewer full-time employees and located in WEDCO’s service area.

Eligible Requests* ($2,500.00 Maximum Request)

Eligible RMAP TA grant requests may include, but are not limited to:

  • QuickBooks software, setup, training, support
  • Website design and development
  • Online marketing services, training
  • Workshops, webinars, etc.

Additional items will be considered dependent on USDA-RD approval.

*Note: All Technical Assistance Grants require a 15% cash match

 (RMAP Technical Assistance Grant recipient)

I just want to thank WEDCO again for the funds to pay Nichole for this wonderful new website.

It took a little longer than expected but to my heart was well worth the wait! She has done an excellent job on  the technical end and as an advisor working with me as I creatively prayed how this should look and what work to share.  It is my hope that sharing my journey will inspire others. 

Diane Kirkup

D. Kirkup Designs, Tuftonboro, NH

Community Development Block Grant – CARES (CDBG-CV) Direct Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act Funds Program (CDBG-CV), administered by the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), is for low- to moderate-income (LMI) microenterprises and start-ups to offset costs associated with preparing for, responding to, or recovering from COVID-19.

Qualifying LMI businesses may receive up to $2,500 in direct grant funding to be applied toward equipment costs, operational expenses and working capital. Eligible expenses include business costs, such as rent, staffing, equipment purchases, utilities and PPE. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Criteria:

Be classified as a for-profit entity with five or fewer employees, where one or more of whom owns the business.
Be currently in operation or, if not in operation, must have an intent to open.
Meet the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition of low- to moderate-income.

 (Micro Covid Grant recipient)

Thank you so much for this grant. We have put it to good use. Due to customer demand, we started Friday night live music after adding a small performance stage adjacent to the patio. We are helping out local musicians and we are helping out (no commission) “Good Eatz 603” (Jarred Sellers) food truck. He parks his mobile kitchen and sells food to our guests during music night. We have had as many as 65 guests and as few as 18 on a rainy evening when we moved inside the antiques barn. A little seed money/micro grant goes a long way. The 1810 House B&B is getting a positive bounce because of the music nights! Wow!

Heidi Cogean

1810 House B&B/Winnipesaukee Winery, Wolfeboro

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