2019 Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP)
Could you use $25,000 to help you build or expand your business in the City of Geneva?
The City of Geneva is eager to publicize the 2019 Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) is now available, which could potentially provide you with grant funding you need for starting or growing your business venture.
What does Microenterprise mean? If you have a business idea, or currently have a business that you would like to expand, which has (5) five or fewer employees, you could be eligible for MAP funding. Grants will be available for a minimum of (7) interested parties in the City of Geneva.
There are numerous requirements for the program. The business owner must contribute 10% of the project cost in cash, and applicants must complete an approved business ownership or entrepreneurial program. Prior to the submission of an application, participants must also attend a one-on-one business mentoring meeting with the City’s small business counselor to add to or create a seamless business plan.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to offer MAP for the seventh time for city (and potential city) business owners. The program enriches the City’s capacity to growing and increasing our entrepreneurial spirit and capital in Geneva. This is one of the tenants that is so critical to our City’s comprehensive plan and we are looking forward to reviewing all of the applications when they come in. We encourage all to apply.” said Sage Gerling, City Manager.
The City of Geneva Microenterprise Assistance Program is a Federally-funded program administered by the City of Geneva’s Office of Neighborhood Initiatives. Its primary objective is to assist in the establishment and expansion of small businesses and the creation of new jobs.
For more information, please call (315) 828-6585, stop by the ONI office on the first floor at City Hall at 47 Castle Street, or email Collette Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org.