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Microenterprise assistance program continues in Geneva

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 that the 2020 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 (including the owners), you could be eligible for MAP funding. Grants will be available for a minimum of (7) interested parties in the City of Geneva.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to offer MAP for the eighth time for city businesses (and potential) owners. The program enriches the City’s capacity to growing and increasing our entrepreneurial capital in Geneva,” said Sage Gerling, City Manager.

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. Applications are due by May 14th 2020 and are available by contacting Collette Barnard at 315-828-6585 or [email protected]. Program highlights are available online at

The City of Geneva Microenterprise Assistance Program is a Federally-funded program administered by the City of Geneva. Its primary objective is to assist in the establishment and expansion of small businesses and the creation of new jobs.