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
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.
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.