With more than $2,125.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $1,679.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Delaware. There are 19,741 business establishments in the state of Delaware, and they break down to the following:

Delaware Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 10,972 registered businesses in Delaware have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 2,982 registered businesses in Delaware have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 1,930 registered businesses in Delaware have 10-19 employees.
  • 1,771 registered businesses in Delaware have 20-99 employees.
  • 681 registered businesses in Delaware have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 1,405 registered businesses in Delaware have over 500 employees.

Delaware Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 2,406 registered businesses in Delaware are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,400 registered businesses in Delaware are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 1,873 registered businesses in Delaware are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 2,154 registered businesses in Delaware are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 3,000 farms in the state of Delaware.

Starting and managing a small business in Delaware is not an easy task. Over $16,777,392,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Delaware and more than 4,533 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Delaware, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Delaware, contact Delaware financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Delaware are browsing from the following cities: Millsboro, Woodside, Kirkwood, Lincoln, Port Penn, Middletown, Houston, Montchanin, Delaware City, Smyrna

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Delaware (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2022 ACF OHS CH R3 0138
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $8,247,417
Collaborative Management Through Implementation of the Upper Delaware River Management Plan (apply)

Funding Number: NPS 20 REG1 0016
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Conservation Agreements for Implementing Key Conservation Objectives in Delaware. (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS DE MULTI 20 GEN0010703
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $350,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Dubuque, Delaware and Jackson Counties, Iowa (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R07 1796
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,157,904
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Area (apply)

Funding Number: NPS 19 NERO 0136
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Category: Regional Development
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Delaware County, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1703
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,620,894
Conservation Agreements for Implementing Key Conservation Objectives in Delaware (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS DE 19 01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $500,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Town of Smyrna; Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1395
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,344,542
Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Assistance (apply)

Funding Number: NPS 18 NERO 0183
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $35,000
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (apply)

Funding Number: NPS 18 NERO 0161
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Category: Regional Development
Funding Amount: $610,000

 

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