First launched in Bethlehem in 2014, the program has supported 27 businesses to date through three funding rounds to support new and existing microenterprises (5 or fewer employees) in the Town of Bethlehem. As in past rounds, eligible businesses will be able to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to support the purchase of capital goods, including machinery, furniture, fixtures, equipment; and/or to provide working capital to support business operations (see Program Guidelines below for additional eligibility criteria).
To apply, please complete the application form and personal financial statement. Your application materials should also include the documents requested on page 4 of the application form. Please review the Program Guidelines and the other reference materials below for full details about the program. Given that the Town will review applications on a rolling basis, businesses should carefully review their applications to ensure completeness, as missing materials will result in delayed review of your application.