The Erie County Redevelopment Authority is now accepting applications for its StARTup Creative Business Development Grant Program. 

Eligible creative for-profit entrepreneurs can receive up to $5,000 in money to support business formation and growth. 

Businesses less than two years old, established businesses, sole proprietorships or incorporated businesses with FEINs are eligible to apply. 

The Erie County Redevelopment Authority said the StARTup Grant program has awarded 43 grants for $185,000 since 2021. 

Funds from the grant program are made possible through an American Rescue Plan Act grant from Erie County. 

Eligibility requirements can be found here. Applications can be completed online, and will be due by May 25th.