Funding Opportunities

City of Groton Small Business Funding

  • Business Soft Costs up to a $2,500 reimbursement grant per business. The grant award will reimburse documented and eligible soft costs associated with opening or expanding a business in eligible zones.
  • Minor Façade Improvement Costs up to a $2,500 reimbursement grant per active business tenant. The grant award will reimburse eligible and documented minor façade improvement costs associated with rehabilitating a commercial façade within the City of Groton Tax Increment Financing District. Property owners with multiple business tenants are encouraged to collaborate with business tenants, where feasible, to develop façade plans. Applicants are required to provide the City of Groton Planning and Economic Development with a schematic sketch of proposed minor façade improvements, before and after pictures, and receipts for all work completed.

Applicants are eligible for one grant per project, per calendar year. The Economic Development Commission may waive this provision, but in no case can the total reimbursement exceed $2,500/year/business. Applications for work completed within the previous six months prior to the submittal of a grant application can be considered for this program.

For more information please contact Cierra Patrick, City of Groton Economic Development Specialist at Email Cierra Patrick.

Economic Development Grant Program Policy & Procedures

Business Soft Cost Application

Minor Façade Improvement Application

Check out the City of Groton bi-weekly Business Update for funding opportunities from regional, State, Federal, and philanthropic sources