Microenterprise Assistance Program(MAP Grant)

Still Time to Apply for the for Geneva Small Businesses Microenterprise Assistance Grant through City of Geneva Community Development Block Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP)

Geneva, N.Y. - In June, The City of Geneva announced that it had been awarded $180,000 in CDBG Microenterprise Assistance Program funding from the New York State Office of Community Renewal. These funds have been used to re-establish the Geneva Microenterprise Assistance Program (GMAP), which offered grants of $5,000 to $30,000 to eligible businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in the City of Geneva. A total of $153,000 in grant funding was made available, with the remaining $27,000 used for program delivery and grant administration costs, such as the Entrepreneur Training Course.

If you are interested in applying for the City of Geneva Community Development Block Microenterprise Assistance Program, the application is available online by clicking here or by contacting David West for more information. All Applications are due October 6, 2023, by 4:00pm. Applications can be mailed to 47 Castle St., Geneva, New York, 14456. Dropped off to the clerks counter on the first floor at city hall or brought to the 3rd floor Director of Planning and Economic Development office.

Entrepreneur Training Course Available

Training course begins September 21, for a Virtual Training to qualify for the MAP grant

Registration opens soon for the City of Geneva’s Entrepreneur Training Course, part of the Community Development Block Microenterprise Assistance Program announced in August of this year. The course, starting on September 21 will be a virtual Fast Track to Business Start-up, which will run one day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will educate start-ups and entrepreneurs in the skills needed to start and run a successful business, along with helping you to develop a business Plan. It is a requirement of application for all potential grant recipients.

Through the course, business owners will learn what the grant funds can be used for, skills to start and manage a successful enterprise, and other funding opportunities outside of this grant program to better assist them with growing their business.

  1. David West

    Director of Planning & Economic Development