Erie County Redevelopment Authority Announces New Round of StARTup Business Development Grants

Tuesday May 2nd, 2023

Erie, PA – The Erie County Redevelopment Authority is now accepting applications for its StARTup Creative Business Development Grant Program; grants up to $5000 will be awarded to eligible creative for- profit entrepreneurs to support business formation and growth.

Businesses less than two years old, established businesses, sole proprietorships or incorporated businesses with FEINs are eligible to apply.

The StARTup Grant program has awarded 43 grants for $185,000.00 since 2021, helping new businesses start and grow. Funds for the StARTup Creative Business Development Grant Program are made possible with an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant from Erie County and the former StARTup Incubator and are intended to support business development and job growth in the creative sector.

Program guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found here: The application must be completed online and is due by May 25, 2023.

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