Upper Darby Rebuild Grant Program

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Upper Darby Rebuild Small Business Grant Program

UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP TO LAUNCH ‘UPPER DARBY REBUILD’ GRANT PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES
Upper Darby Township officials announced plans for a $350,000 grant program for Upper Darby-based small businesses, to help offset financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our community has withstood a great deal this year. From the COVID-19 pandemic, to the recent unrest over the longstanding racial injustices, as we come out of these turbulent times, we come out with a renewed sense or purpose, of community, of camaraderie. We’ve seen the pain, the frustration, the destruction these twin pandemics have raised in our community. It’s time to rebuild.” said Upper Darby Mayor, Barbarann Keffer.“I am so pleased to announce this small business grant program that will put your tax dollars back into our community so that we can rebuild not just our businesses, but our lives and our communities. I was elected Mayor to bring change to Upper Darby, to bring opportunity, and give Upper Darby residents the government they deserve. This is the first step, and I look forward to finding new ways to strengthen our futures, together.”

    The application process will open towards the end of the month, and businesses interested in applying should take note of the following important details:
  • Grants will be offered up to a maximum of $2,500 per award.
  • Applications will be scored. Funds will not be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Businesses must be based in Upper Darby and have 50 or fewer employees.
  • Preference will be given to businesses who have not been able to get funding from other sources.
  • Women and minority-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • To be eligible businesses must comply with specific Community Development Block Grant Program federal guidelines.

The Mayor's office has contracted with Entrepreneur Works to help administer the program. A virtual information session will be hosted Monday, June 15 at 11am. Businesses are encouraged to attend; please register at https://entrepreneurworks.ticketleap.com/.

Questions on the grant program can be directed to business@upperdarby.org.