Grant Fund

The Grant Fund supports projects benefiting industry clusters with the goal of increasing private sector jobs. Non-profits and government agencies are eligible. Private businesses cannot receive grants directly but can partner with a non-profit or government agency. If you are a business with an idea for a project please contact staff for connections to potential collaborators from the public or non-profit sectors. When available, funds are awarded annually based on a competitive application process.

Funding Focus

The primary funding focus of the Grant Fund is to support projects consistent with the County's economic development strategy, Prosperity! 2018 (link opens new window) Information on the base clusters identified in Prosperity! 2018 are from the Targets of Opportunity (link opens new window) report.  The industry clusters based on Prosperity! 2018 are:

  • Diversified Healthcare
  • Specialty Food, Flowers & Beverages
  • Building and Systems Construction
  • Investment Support Services
  • Management and Innovation Services
  • Niche Manufacturing

Major industries based on Prosperity! 2018 are:

  • Forest Products
  • Tourism
  • Arts & Culture
  • Alternative Agriculture (Cannabis)