Grant and Financing Options

... and you can too!

… and you can too!

The biggest obstacle at the beginning of a new business endeavor is lining up the capital to get it off the ground. Here are some resources to help you locate and obtain that capital.

Not sure where to start?  Contact our Business Design Strategist Nikia Hill by phone at 215-844-6021 ext. 227, or via email at nhill@mtairyusa.org, and we’ll find the right place to start.

 

GRANTS, LOANS & FINANCING

The Merchant’s Fund
Safety Camera Program. Receive up to 50% reimbursement for installing security cameras outside your business. Contact Sarajane Blair (sblair@mtairyusa.org) for vendor referrals.

 

ENERGY-FOCUSED UPGRADES

PGW EnergySense offers the following grants and rebates for commercial and industrial buildings:
• Equipment Rebates of $2,000 and $500 for high-efficiency residential-sized boilers and furnaces, respectively;
• Equipment Rebates of up to $8,400 for high-efficiency commercial-scale boilers, and $1,200 for high-efficiency commercial cooking equipment;
• Building Grants of up to $75,000 for comprehensive energy upgrade projects to existing properties;
• Construction Grants of up to $60,000 for new or gut-rehabilitated energy efficient commercial, industrial, or multi-family buildings, and $2,750 for single-family homes.
PGW EnergySense for new construction (PDF)
The Advantage Grant Program incentivizes energy efficiency and pollution prevention (PDF)
Small Business Administration Pollution Prevention Assistance Account (PDF)
Pennsylvania Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance

 

PROGRAMS

10,000 Small Businesses Loan Fund (PDF)
Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub: programming helping entrepreneurs access business strategy and capital

 

NON-TRADITIONAL LENDING

Microlending (PDF)
Finanta Lending Circles
EntrepreneurWorks
Small Business Administration (SBA) 7A Loans. Valley Green Bank, located on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, is an SBA-approved lender.
Kiva Zip Loans