The GAIN! Program, formally known as Growing the Agricultural Industry Now!, is a 1 to 7-year loan program for capital purchases, such as large scale equipment purchases. This program was established with Empire State Development grant funding.
This program has been updated as of June 21, 2022. It is an opportunity to give your new business a financial boost. It was created to provide a grant and/or a matching loan for local small business startup projects. Every application will be reviewed for completeness and sustainability by staff and a loan review committee. The combined grant funding can range from $10,000 to $20,000. Loans can also be employed for additional funding. Microburst applicants must review and adhere to these following items: