YCEA Mission
YCEA drives York County’s economic growth by leveraging the collaboration, resources and expertise needed to create sustainable prosperity.

Downtown Inc Mission
To drive, enhance, and encourage investment in Downtown York. Downtown Inc is THE organization working to enhance and encourage investment in York’s Central Business District.

YoCo Bloom Grant Goal
Our goal is to have the YoCo Bloom Grant recipients put the YCEA’s and DI’s mission at the center of their initiatives. The YCEA and DI aim to lead economic growth and create a better environment for local businesses. This grant was designed to directly impact a tangible company need. By helping York’s businesses today, we hope that they will create a better York for tomorrow.

  • Applicants must be a business located within the Central Business District of Downtown York, PA to both apply for and receive the grant. Click here for a map of the Central Business District. 
  • Applicants cannot have more than 100 full- or part-time employees.
  • Applicants that are selected to receive the grant are required to match 10% of the grant's capital value to show commitment to the project being funded.
  • Grant recipients will be required to utilize allocated grant funds within six (6) months of reception on a tangible company need.
  • Preference will given to companies that use local businesses to fulfill the grant implementation. 

Grant Process
  • Applicants must submit the initial application form by May 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
  • After the initial screening, applicant finalists will be selected for a final in-person interview. During this interview, they must explain what the grant funding will be used for and be prepared to answer questions about their proposal.
  • Finalists will be notified by May 10, and the pitch competition will be held.

Question Title

* 1. Is your business currently located in the Business Improvement District?