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Cayuga County rolling out grant application on November 1st for small businesses impacted by pandemic

There’s a new grant opportunity for small businesses in Cayuga County.

The Cayuga County Legislature passed a resoltuion introduced by legislator Brian Muldrow in April 2022 to appropriate $500,000 from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act funds for small business grants.


Businesses who have been adversely affected by the pandemic will be eligible.

A Small Business Grant Committee was comprised to create the grant program to allocate the funds among small business in Cayuga County, based on submitted applications and qualifications. The committee consists of two legislators, one from the Democratic caucus – Brian Muldrow and one from the Republican caucus – Lydia Patti Ruffini, and three volunteers: Steve Lynch, Shereen Androsko, and Kim Emperato.

The County will roll-out this one-time grant program on November 1st. The applications will be reviewed by an Award Review Committee that includes three volunteers from the county business community. Information and the application for the Small Business Assistance Grant can be found on https://cayugaeda.org/countygrant/.



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