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The Berks County Small Business New Start Grant Program is a new grant program developed in partnership with the Berks County Commissioners, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, and Community First Fund. This program, part of the Rebuild Berks initiative, was designed to help small businesses located in Berks County with under $3 million in revenue in their efforts to recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19.

The Berks County Small Business New Start Grant Program is open now with $6 million in grants available and will remain open for 10 business days until September 23rd at 11:59 PM. Eligible businesses can apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 depending on revenue size. Please note that this is NOT a first-come, first-served program and that all applications will be reviewed equally once the application window closes.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The application window for the Berks County Small Business New Start Grant Program is now closed. All grant applicants will receive notice of their application status in the coming weeks. Please note that once your start an application, all emails regarding your application will come from Lendistry, NOT YoCo Strong, York County Economic Alliance, or Community First Fund.