Funding for this Program Has Been Exhausted

The Niagara County Production Program provides matching grants for the purchase machinery or equipment that will enhance a company’s competitiveness. Grants of up to $50,000 are available with a dollar-for-dollar match from project sponsors. Eligible applicants include for-profit businesses located in Niagara County. Applicants must have owned the business prior to January 2020 to be eligible for funding.  In addition to the program information below, please visit our:

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Program Goals:

  1. Support businesses that have been impacted negatively by the Covid-19 Pandemic

  2. Reduce production cost

  3. Increases efficiencies through automation or increased production

  4. Supports sustainability of the company

  5. Enables the company to enter new markets or attract new customers

  6. Incorporates the upskilling of employees or hiring additional employees

  7. Expand the use of green technologies

  8. Increase the safety of employees during production


Eligible Expenses:

Projects should include the purchase of machinery or equipment that could be integrated into their current manufacturing process; create an opportunity to enhance their existing process; or open the possibility of constructing an additional production opportunity.

Eligibility will, in part, be based on the project delivering a sustainable outcome that lends to a more viable company. This can be shown through research and data that would support an increase in market shares and/or production.


Required Documents:

1. Application

2. Formal Quotes

3.  Proof of Matching Funds

4.  Letter from Business Owner(s)/Board of Directors

5.  Copy of Certificate of Incorporation, DBA Certificate, Partnership

     filing or signed letter of joint venture agreement

6. Signed copies of tax returns for past two years (business only)


Application Package

  1. Checklist
  2. Program Overview
  3. Application


Grant Agreement

  1. Grant Agreement
  2. Photo Release Form
  3. IRS Form W-9


Reimbursement Package (Download)

  1. Project Summary Expense Report
  2. Proof of Payment
  3. Certificate of Expense
  4. Certificate of Completion
  5. UCC Filing Acknowledgement Form


Grant Reimbursement documents are required following project completion.  

Key Program Dates:

  • 02/29/2024 - Orientation Session (View slide deck here.)
  • 04/26/2024 - Round 1 Application due
  • 06/28/2024 - Round 2 Application due*
  • 09/27/2024 - Round 3 Application due*
  • October 2025 - Projects must be completed

                    *submission dates are subject to the availabilty of funding


Mail or deliver completed application package to:
Niagara County Dept. of Economic Development
Attention: Production Program
6311 Inducon Corporate Drive
Ferraro Center, Suite One
Sanborn, New York 14132




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