The purpose of the Orange County Business Investment Grant Program (Grant Program) is to stimulate successful non-farm Business Investment development and expansion in Orange County (County). Farmers should complete the Orange County Agricultural Grant Application.

The ”Business Investment Grant” program will offer two types of grants – Small Grants (up to $1,500.00) and Large Grants (from $1,500.01 – $10,000.00).

  • Guidelines
  • Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31
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The “Agriculture Economic Development” grant program will assist local farmers to develop new sources of agricultural income through the provision of cost-share grants. The program will provide two types of grants – Small Grants (p to $1,000.00) and Large Grants (from $1,000.01 – $10,000.00).

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A small subcommittee of members from the Orange County Economic Development Advisory Board, the Farmland Preservation Board, and other relevant staff will meet quarterly to review applications and make decision on possible awards. For further information, consult the Orange County Economic Development office at (919) 245-2327.


The Small Business Loan Fund was established several years ago by the county’s Economic Development department to support the growth of local businesses and is available to Orange county residents with an equity contribution of at least 10% in the business. The loan fund is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of small business owners, bank representatives and representatives from several County departments.

Orange County is fortunate to be home to a great number of entrepreneurs, and the County Commissioners have taken decisive action to support the growth of this very important component of our economy.

Orange County’s Small Business Loan Program is a revolving loan fund designed to foster small business development and expansion of local companies that may have limited access to conventional financing. This program is open to small businesses located in Orange County with gross revenues of less than $3 million annually. The program is managed through the County’s Economic Development office and administered by a volunteer board of directors composed of local business owners, bankers and staff representing several Orange County departments.

For more information on this program contact Amanda Garner at Orange County Economic Development, 919-245-2325 (