CDBG Small Business Grant Application Workshop


Mon, Oct 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

The city of New Castle is holding a Pre-Application Workshop for its CDBG-CV Small Business Grant Program. The city will begin accepting applications on October 20 from small businesses who are interested in seeking funds to assist in their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant application packet is available on the city’s webpage at

“The application is now available online and we’re having a pre-application workshop on October 18. Our consultants will be explaining how to complete the application, what documents you’ll need to submit and answer your questions. I strongly encourage any business that is considering applying for funds to participate in this workshop,” said Mayor Chris Frye, Jr.

The online workshop will be accessible through GoToMeeting:

City of New Castle – CDBG Small Business Grant Application Workshop
Mon, Oct 18, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 with access code: 245-699-581

Interested applicants can join the workshop from their computer, tablet or smartphone. However, the presentation is best viewed on a computer or tablet. No reservations are needed.

Mayor Frye added, “A recording of the pre-application workshop will be posted on the city’s website later that week. Anyone who can’t participate in the workshop on the 18th will have the chance to view the presentation at their convenience.”

The city received a $126,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development to respond to the impacts of the coronavirus. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $10,000. All requirements, including a list of ineligible businesses, are detailed in the application.

The city anticipates accepting completed applications beginning October 20. Businesses that are approved to receive a grant will be notified beginning in mid-November and approvals will continue until the funding runs out.

For more information, contact Shawn Anderson, Director of Community & Economic development, at (724)656-3505 or via email at


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