Micro grant opportunity available for food entrepreneurs in St. Lawrence County
CANTON — Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County and Workforce Development Institute are offering grants of up to $2,500 for new or expanding food businesses that plan to operate from the Harvest Kitchen at the Extension Learning Farm.
Private sector businesses, farms, individuals, non-profits and cooperatives are eligible to apply.Entrepreneurship activities may include but are not limited to offsite catering, value-added food production and commissary for mobile vending.
Applications will be accepted through March 21.
The Local Foods Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension will work directly with award recipients to facilitate business development and other technical assistance.
Applicants are encouraged to meet with a business advisor prior to submitting an application.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Canton offers free business planning assistance.
Using this service is not required, yet will position applicants to submit a stronger grant application.
For additional informatio, visit http://www.canton.edu/sbdc/sbdc.pdf or http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/harvest-kitchen/micro-grant-for-food-e....