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[LIBERTY] – Sullivan Renaissance is accepting applications from Sullivan County businesses who would like to participate in the Business Assistance Grant Program. The program provides financial and technical assistance aimed at improving curb appeal and customer experience.
Business Assistance Grants are available for façade improvements, signage and landscaping. Businesses may also request a free consultation with a business mentor from a similar industry to provide advice and assistance focused on interior design, merchandising, and displays. Upon completion of the consultation, grants may also be available to fund interior improvements
Through this program Sullivan Renaissance partners with the Sullivan County Division of Planning, which administers revolving loan program funds that assist entrepreneurs looking to establish or expand businesses in Sullivan County. Sullivan Renaissance also works with the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, as well as local business groups, to recruit mentors.
Recently Sullivan Renaissance partnered with the Sullivan County Division of Planning to leverage resources for façade enhancements and signage at Dhani’s Curry Melt at 109 S. Main Street in Liberty, New York. Working with business mentors from the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, this South Asian fusion restaurant also received a consultation for interior improvements including furniture, paint and menu boards. New flooring and wall art are slated to be completed next.
“The program definitely helped. When times were tough, the program gave me courage to continue and pursue my dreams,” said Abdus Samad, owner of Dhani’s. “The mentorship was a huge asset as it helped bring my vision to fruition. People are very supportive of the work we have done. For that, I am very grateful!”
Business Assistance grant applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information about the program call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445. To learn more about Sullivan Renaissance’s grant programs, visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.