ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Northern Community Investment Corporation has funds available from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.
"This New Hampshire CDFA program is an excellent opportunity for eligible small and emerging businesses in the North Country to receive funding for technical assistance projects that can help grow their business," said Mike Welch, NCIC Senior Project Manager. "These funds are for use within Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties."
Many businesses would benefit from technical assistance and professional consulting services, but they cannot afford it on their own. NCIC can help these projects come to fruition. Examples of technical assistance include: business coaching, energy efficiency audits/design, education and training, marketing and sales strategies, engineering and architectural reports, permitting assistance, finance and accounting and website development.
To be eligible, small businesses need to have five or fewer full time equivalent employees and a business owner household has to be income eligible.
For example, for a family of two the business owners household income would need to be less than $45,700. For a family of four, the business owners household income would need to be less than $57,100.
If you qualify, contact NCIC for more information and application materials. All applicants should clearly state how the grant funds will enable the business to improve, grow or expand. Eligible businesses may have project costs covered 100 percent by NCIC, up to a maximum of $2,000.