Spark Wilkes-Barre Grant Program
The Spark Wilkes-Barre Grant Program was launched to generate economic development activity in our region by facilitating the growth of new companies and relocation of existing businesses to the City of Wilkes-Barre. This program will provide financial incentives that correspond with the completion of current and existing business development curriculum modules, provided by Wilkes-Barre Connect partners - pairing educational pathways with grant funding to help you successfully launch your business and ensure its sustainability in a Wilkes-Barre City location.
Spark Wilkes-Barre is a grant program available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, or relocating businesses that can be used towards rent in year one of a lease at an approved location within the City of Wilkes-Barre, as well as reimbursable parking fees. There are three tiers of funding available, depending upon where you are in your business lifecycle, and how many employees you currently have. The business applying for grant funding must be located in the City of Wilkes-Barre to be eligible for funding.
The Spark Wilkes-Barre Grant Program is funded by the City of Wilkes-Barre's American Rescue Plan Act's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. This program is administered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund, and powered by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Wilkes-Barre.