top of page

Funding, Loans & Grants

  The Cattaraugus County Economic Development Team offers access to many programs and loans for businesses located in Cattaraugus County.  Some of the loans and grants available to businesses in our area include:


  • New York State Department of Labor

    • Offers funds to develop and implement programs that promote occupational safety and health. For more information, click here to see their news release: 

  • Small Business Administration –

    • Offers a form that you may fill out to determine which programs you may be eligible for.

    • For more information, click here.

  • Venture Capital

    • A type of equity financing that addresses the funding needs of smaller entrepreneurial businesses that for reasons of size or stage of development, cannot seek capital from more traditional sources.

    • Generally make investments in which they provide cash in exchange for shares and/or an active role in the company.

    • For more information, click here.

  • Cattaraugus County Microenterprise Development Loan Fund Program (MDLF)

    • Would like to create opportunity for establishment and growth for businesses in Cattaraugus County, to promote employment opportunities for low-to-moderate income residents, and preserve and expand the county’s tax base.

    • For more information, click here.

  • Southern Tier Enterprise Development Organization (STEDO)

    • For businesses in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.

    • Purpose is to create and retain jobs and stimulate development of the small businesses in the region.

    • For more information, click here.


  For more information on loan and grant opportunities in our area, please click here.

bottom of page