Microenterprise Grant Program

In December 2016, the Town of Bethlehem was awarded additional funding from the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal to continue its successful Microenterprise Grant Program, originated in 2014. For the 2016 award, the Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs.

Program Information Links

  • Microenterprise Grant Review Committee

Regular Meetings

  • Meets when necessary
  • Town Hall
    445 Delaware Ave.
    Delmar, NY 12054


  • Mr. Joseph Richardson, Vice Chairman, Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency
  • Ms. Maureen McGuiness, President, Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Richard Kotlow, Senior Consultant, UHY Advisors NY, Inc.
  • Ms. Kim Phelan, Vice President, M&T Bank
  • Ms. Shoham Piorentino, Delmar Branch Manager, Kinderhook Bank
  • Mr. Lance Raffe, Wildbird Junction
  • Ms. Catherine Hedgeman, Esq., Law Office of Catherine M. Hedgeman 

Town Representatives

  • Robert Leslie, AICP, Director of Planning