Loan Programs

The GAIN! Program

The GAIN! Program, formally known as Growing the Agricultural Industry Now!,  is a 1 to 7-year loan program for capital purchases, such as large scale equipment purchases. This program was established with Empire State Development grant funding.

Click here for GAIN! application.

STARTUP PROGRAMS

Wayne County Microburst Program

This is an opportunity to give your new business a financial boost. It was created to provide a grant and a matching loan for local small business startup projects, including agricultural or farm-related businesses. Every application will be reviewed for completeness and sustainability by staff and a loan review committee. The combined loan and grant funding can range from $10,000 to $40,000. Microburst applicants must review and adhere to these following items:

  • Read Microburst FAQ 
  • Submit WEDC Mircroburst Application with other required documents that are described in the Application.
  • Attend ALL 5 of the free SCORE business education workshops listed below under Resources
  • Flexible Deadline to apply for the Microburt Program based on available funding. 
  • Include a non-refundable application fee of $250.00. 

For more loan options visit our Economic Development page.