YCEA, by the support of generous donors all across the county, are pleased to announce another round of YoCo Bloom grants. This YoCo Bloom Start Up grant is intended for micro-businesses, with less than 5 full-time-equivalent employees and who have not received funding from prior YoCo Bloom, Downtown Bloom, or COVID 19 funding programs. The micro-grants are for businesses county-wide, that have launched within the past 18 months (April 1, 2019). Awards will go up to $2,500 and will require a 10% match by recipients, if selected.
The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Monday, November 30. Applicant finalists will be required to participate in a virtual pitch competition on Monday, December 14, as well as a “How to Prepare Your Pitch” virtual training session in advance. Awards will be announced December 18. The online application is live now and available here. Additional details can be found on https://www.yceapa.org/yoco-bloom-start-up-edition/
Please note: these grants are separate from the YoCo Strong Restart Fund, as the YoCo Bloom grants are privately donated funds. These are grants that will not require repayment.