Business Grant Opportunities

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BLOOM Empowerment Center Grants

Main Street Hanover is a proud partner of the BLOOM Empowerment Center of York County.  We are thankful for their support of the small businesses in Hanover through their Downtown Hanover Grant Round. For more information in working with BLOOM visit their website.


The York County Economic Alliance, in partnership with Main Street Hanover, is pleased to announce the 2022 Downtown Hanover Bloom Grant Recipients. Twelve businesses in Downtown Hanover will be awarded funding totaling $18,000, offering them vital resources to improve productivity, expand business services, or help the businesses to grow to the next level.

This micro-grant program is part of ongoing efforts by the BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, under the York County Economic Alliance, and in partnership with Main Street Hanover to instill York County with a thriving environment of entrepreneurship and to expand the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving the business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy.

Of the 12 businesses receiving funding, 8 are owned by women and 1 is BIPOC-owned.

Fat Bat Brewing Company, LLC

For the purchase of stairlift to increase access to HIDEaWAY area.

Ikigai Coffee LLC

For the kitchen expansion and improved kitchen equipment

Jimmy Akinrosotu Agency Farmers Insurance

For coordinating a marketing campaign

Let’s Play: Games and Hobbies LLC

For the purchase of updated signage and equipment

Panebaker Funeral Home

For the purchase of a new printer and materials to improve services

Snacktown Kitchens Co

For updated kitchen equipment and marketing materials

Soul Meets Body Treatment Center, LLC

For the purchase of equipment to expand services

The Cake Bar LLC

For lobby renovations and the purchase and installation of new signage

The Sea Gypsy

For website development

The Succulent Hippie

For event costs and increased inventory

Vault Video Games

For lobby renovations and the purchase and installation of new signage

Wolf & Wolf Restaurants dba Oak

For the purchase and installation of signage

York County Economic Alliance

History of BLOOM

The BLOOM Grant Program was first created in 2018 to help businesses address a tangible need that will help them improve productivity, expand their services, or grow to the next level. Since its launch, 129 BLOOM Grants totaling $333,978 have been distributed to small businesses/organizations in York County, Downtown York, York County Trail Towns communities, to women-owned businesses, start-up entrepreneurs, and graduates of the BLOOM Small Business Development courses, with 54% of grants going to businesses owned by persons of color and 65% going to women-owned businesses.

More details about the BLOOM Business Empowerment Grant programs and additional resources can be found here.

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