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2019 Grant Contest

Source: Warren County Economic Development
Author: Brennan Ginder
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 Time: 11:16 AM

The 5th annual small business grant contest for existing and start-up businesses in Warren County is here! Entries will be accepted online during the month of May. Check out the details below to get yourself and your business prepared for the contest this year!

Contest Timeline

  • Entries accepted through Midnight on May 31st
  • Finalists will be notified Thursday, June 6th
  • Finalist presentations and the grant event will be held on Thursday, June 27th

 Two Grant Categories:

  • $6,000 Prize: Existing Business
  • $4,000 Prize: Start-up Business

Existing Business Criteria

    • Less than 10 full-time employees
    • Must have at least 2 full-time employees (can include the owner(s), 2 part-time employees can equal 1 full-time equivalent)
    • A physical commercial location is not required to apply, but businesses that do have an existing commercial location will be scored higher. You will need to explain how you plan to have a physical location within the next twelve months in order to capture points in this category
    • Business must be located in Warren County

Start-up Business Criteria

    • Future business must be located in Warren County
    • Must plan to open a commercial location within two years
    • Must plan to have at least two full-time employees within three years (can include the owner(s))

Contest applications will be scored on the following:

  • How funds will be used
  • Business description and mission
  • Products and services
  • Market potential and competition
  • Marketing and sales
  • Operations and Management
  • Financials

Apply now by clicking the button that best fits your business category below!



Questions? Contact WCEDC at (515) 961-1067 or email