The town of Union is making available money to boost established and start-up businesses.

Those interested in applying for the new grant program should advise the town by July 1.

Town economic development director Joseph Moody said the initiative is designed to encourage expansion and retention of for-profit businesses with five or fewer employees.

Moody said up to $10,000 in money may be available per grant. Several grants may be awarded.

Businesses throughout the town of Union, including those in the villages of Endicott and Johnson City, may apply for the competitive grant program.

The town of Union Local Development Corporation board of directors will review grant applications. The board is scheduled to announce the grant awards in September.

Business operators can obtain more information at the town of Union economic development department website.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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