Delaware’s Application Experts: SBDC Advisors Assist in EDGE Grant Preparations

Published by the Delaware SBDC

The EDGE Grant program gives qualified small businesses in Delaware an edge by offering access to significant capital like never before. This funding encourages development, growth, and expansion within small businesses.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Delaware’s economy, with over 25,000 companies that employ more than half of our state’s workers,” Secretary of State Jeff Bullock said. “The EDGE program assists these creative, driven entrepreneurs in acquiring the capital support they need to reach their full potential.”

Since EDGE launched in 2019, $2.75 million has been awarded to 50 promising Delaware small businesses in industries ranging from wearable technology to agribusiness to craft brewing.

Many of these grant winners are clients of the Delaware Small Business Development Center and seek out application assistance from our advisors. In previous years, as many as eight out of the ten winners were clients of the SBDC. This year, a number of our clients were awarded EDGE Grants, one of which is One Way Insurance (read their EDGE Grant story here) Our advisors work one on one with clients in reviewing and revising their applications along with providing valuable feedback and tips. Successful applicants took advantage of the opportunity to utilize the SBDC’s grant application expertise and were guided throughout the process with their advisor’s help at every turn. 

We are looking forward to the successes that will keep on coming for these hard-working small businesses. Excited to see and support future projects, expansions, and more, our office is open to new requests for advising by clicking the red button at the top right of your screen or reaching out to our office.

Have a question about applying for an EDGE Grant or other grant program? Reach out to us and request FREE 1:1 advising here.


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