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Emergency Round of Grants To Support City Of Albany Small Business Owners

Emergency Funding Round Now Closed

The application process for an emergency round of funding closed to new applicants on Tuesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. This does not impact any applications already received, those will continue to be processed by staff beyond June 30. 

Announced June 1, in response to damage done to numerous City businesses, applications were made available as part of an emergency response using the City of Albany Small Business Façade Improvement, and Retail Grant programs administered by Capitalize Albany Corporation. Application fees and investment match requirements were waived to ensure there are no impediments to local businesses most at risk — minority or women-owned businesses and those that were directly impacted by recent vandalism and looting.

Capitalize Albany was able to respond to local needs and make this funding available quickly by adapting existing capital improvement programs administered by Capitalize Albany and made possible with support from the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and the Albany Community Development Agency that had been put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reach out if you have any questions

If you have an application being processed and have any trouble finalizing your application or need answers to general questions, business owners can contact our Corporation programming staff at [email protected], through Virginia Rawlins at 518-434-2532 x 25.