The Cayuga County Small Business Assistance Grant was created to financially assist small businesses within the County that suffered negative economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The County was awarded funds through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“CSLFRF”) and the American Rescue Plan Act. On April 26, 2022 the Cayuga County Legislature approved a resolution to allocate $500,000 for a term-limited small business grant program.
The goal of the County Grant Program is to assist the maximum number of small businesses in Cayuga County within the resources provided by the County Legislature. It is the intent of the Cayuga County Legislature to distribute the funds to small businesses in an objective, equitable and accountable manner on behalf of the citizens of Cayuga County.