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- A total of $25,000 is available across the five Trail Town communities.
- Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded. Please note that $5,000 is the maximum grant size for high-impact projects – the typical grant size will be less.
- Grants are to be used for projects intended to increase the portion of the business related to York County Heritage Rail Trail users and/or to make the business more trail user-friendly. This could entail improved marketing and promotions aimed at trail users, expanding inventory, physical improvements (such as better lighting, storefront enhancements, façade repairs), addition of bike-friendly amenities (such as bike racks, water, restroom improvements), or other creative ideas.
- Application open now until April 11 at 5 p.m.
- The simple application will require a brief narrative (applicants will describe their concept, its expected impact on their business, and the benefit to trail users) and budget. Applicants will also have the option to submit any relevant supporting documents, such as renderings, pricing quotes, or a business plan.
- Finalists will be required to participate in a virtual Pitch Competition on April 28
- Awards will be announced April 29.
- Questions? Join us March 30 at 5 p.m. for an information webinar, or email us.
- This program is primarily intended for for-profit businesses, but nonprofits providing a specific service to trail users may be eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations should contact us before applying.
- Eligible businesses must be located within one of the five York County Trail Towns: City of York, Seven Valleys, Glen Rock, Railroad, and New Freedom.
- Businesses that have not received funding from previous YoCo Bloom grant programs will be given priority consideration.
- Businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color will be given priority consideration.