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BLOOM Small Business Grant PROGRAM

The BLOOM Small Business Grant Program was originally created in 2018 by a group of summer interns to offer a unique funding opportunity to small businesses. These small business grants are funding made simple to help businesses create something that otherwise may not have been!

Previous grant rounds have been held with a focus on businesses located in Downtown York, Downtown Hanover, and Trail Town Communities as well as businesses owned by women, graduates of our small business development program, and businesses who are YCEA members. Check out our upcoming grant cycles below.


Businesses Based in Boroughs

Application Opens: Friday, May 19
Info Session: Tuesday, May 23
Application Closes: Friday, June 9
Pitch Session: Tuesday, June 20


Downtown York

Application Opens: Friday, August 10
Info Session: Monday, August 14
Application Closes: Thursday, August 31
Pitch Session: Monday, September 11



Application Opens: Thursday, November 16
Info Session: Monday, November 20
Application Closes: Friday, December 1
Pitch Session: Tuesday, December 12 (WBCO Luncheon)

Based in Boroughs in York County Grant Program

The BLOOM Business Empowerment Center is pleased to present the Grant Program for Small Businesses Based in Boroughs in York County which seeks to award micro-grants to small businesses located and operating in a York County Borough.

Deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 9 at 8pm

Find out if your business operates in a borough by entering your business address here https://yorkcountypa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/InformationLookup/index.html?appid=2bd1d22b506b4dc6badbd2f65943ae2b

Full grant guidelines here.

For a preview of the grant application questions, please click here.

Grant Schedule:

Please Note: Applications that are not complete cannot be saved.

Any questions may be directed to Marlena Schugt mschugt@yceapa.org (717) 848-4000.