With more than $62,419.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $52,183.00 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 New York. There are 441,241 business establishments in the state of New York, and they break down to the following:

New York Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 289,137 registered businesses in New York have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 67,897 registered businesses in New York have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 39,595 registered businesses in New York have 10-19 employees.
  • 33,026 registered businesses in New York have 20-99 employees.
  • 7,391 registered businesses in New York have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 4,195 registered businesses in New York have over 500 employees.

New York Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 58,518 registered businesses in New York are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 25,251 registered businesses in New York are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 44,492 registered businesses in New York are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 52,362 registered businesses in New York 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 36,000 farms in the state of New York.

Starting and managing a small business in New York is not an easy task. Over $400,790,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of New York and more than 58,161 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in New York, 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 New York, contact New York financial aid agencies.

Recent State Funding Opportunities

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

Funding Number Funding Title
USDA NRCS NY CIG 21 NOFO0001070 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants New York State Program National Funding Opportunity
HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R02 1881 Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina
USDA NRCS NY CIG 20 GEN0010792 NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 – New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1850 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Cities of Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn and Port Washington, New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1789 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Oneida and Herkimer Counties, New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1645 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Allegany County, New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1747 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The City of Binghamton, and the Villages of Johnson City and Port Dickinson, and the Towns of Conklin, Kirkwood and Binghamton in Broome County, New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1748 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Communities of Washington Heights and Inwood within Manhattan, New York
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R02 1744 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights within Manhattan, and Bronx County, New York

 

Small Business Grants in Local States

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