Orange County Grants

  1. Business Investment Grant
  2. Agriculture Grant
  3. Emergency Grant Funding

Launched in 2015, the Small Business Investment Grant Program is an important financial assistance resource that now receives $165,000 each year from Article 46 to support the growth and retention of Orange County’s many small businesses. Learn more about a few of these businesses through our partnership with WCHL/Chapelboro "Thriving in Orange." 

Program Results 2Q 2015 - 1Q 2023
Total Grants Awarded245
Total Amount of Funding Awarded$1,246,802
Total Jobs Created*315 FTE
Total Jobs Retained*
295 FTE

*Self reported by businesses on their 6-month expenditure report.

FY 2022 - 2023 Grant Recipients

Cat Tales Cat Cafe

Dusted Woodworking
Still Life Chapel Hill
Counterpoint Anesthesia
Little Owls Nest
Carolina Elite Studio
Hermetic Bookkeeping
Chapel Hill Media Group
Lapin Bleu
Cult of Reason SkincareSimply AudreyTitan Risk Consultants
Congruence Counseling GroupSerenity Stylezz
CliniSpan HealthCruzzie Jamaican Cuisine
Dingo Dog Brewing CompanyTempo Brew
Blue SlateDojo FreshPerfec'Shot

FY 2021 - 2022 Grant Recipients

Thread Your Path

Vegan Ice Cream Man
Hope Renovations
Paws4everBlack Girl Group
Tempo Brew
CliniSpan Health
Ben & Jerry's
King's Pepper
Old East Tavern
Hannah's Home Health & Care Consulting
Govinda's Catering
Dojo Fresh
Thirteen West
Mighty Mike's Rolling Bistro & Grill
Jabin Beverage Co.Lubbers and Sons Tree Care
Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat
Viva RawArt Therapy Institute of NC

FY 2020 - 2021 Grant Recipients

Markola BeveragesCarolina Elite StudioMasterPeace Barber
Carolina Car Wash & DetailHope RenovationsJabin Beverage Co.
The MerchHidden Forest NaturalsFranklin Street Yoga
Small People ChildcareCut Above BarbershopBlack Girl Group
Carrboro UnitedAcme Food & Beverage Co.Salon & Spa Suites of Hillsborough
D&D CleaningNight Gallery/ Branching OutChapel Hill Sportswear
East Rock BotanicalsYoung Founders InstituteNomad

 Acupuncture & Apothecary

Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization StudioCilantro Artisan Foods
The Lumina TheaterThe PigVisual Data Tools

FY 2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Short Winter SoupsBig Belly QueBrandwein's Bagels
Positive ImpactMobile Tech MowersBoxcarr Handmade Cheese
Hope RenovationsYonder: Southern Cocktails and Brews
Father's On the MoveDa Kine's KavaActa Solutions
Everly's CateringCoronatoPizzaStratus TMS
Noah's Ark Kennel & CatteryMealSmithAi-Remedial Systems
The Coalition: Community Combat ConditioningChoco SweetnessCompassionate Concierge for Seniors

FY 2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

Young Founders InstituteHaw River MushroomsThe Accidental Baker 
MealSmithHot Tin RoofCarolina Yoga Company
Spira Pilates StudioShort Winter SoupsRed Pepper
Lanee Brooks SalonIndyCare HillsboroughGood Bowls
Center for Mindful DevelopmentAi-Structural ProductsTwo Chicks Farm
The FlowjoPiedmont Food Processing CenterNugget Comfort
Good Dog in a BoxSpecial TreatsCamperExpress
Cabana Boy BBQThe Cozy CornerYarns, etc.
Townsend Bertram & Co.Tiger CleaningThe Cheese Bread King
Stratus TMSSantosha Space Yoga & MassageRecruitRef
Raw HealthPeter GrandstaffMatthew's Chocolates
Heartwood HolisticEverly's CateringBee'lixi

FY 2017 - 2018 Grant Recipients

Therapeutic WellnessMister Obedience Dog Training CenterFoodlets Lunch
Choco SweetnessCarrboro Plumbing Carrboro Community Acupuncture
Be Pure BeautyViva BiliteracyVillage Diner
SeaBrooks Family NaturalsRumi CafePlaneLogiX
Neomega NutritionalsMoyoMedical TechnologiesHominy Gringos
Fork the RoofFlawlessCarrboro Massage Therapy
Carolina Casket Makers CollectivePrime Oasis GroupClinWiki
ClarametricsBeau CateringBe Pure Beauty
Arete Float TankAlways Faithful Body CareSweet Neecy
Neomega NutritionalsKyookzFeed Station
Dingo Dog Brewing Company

FY 2016 - 2017 Grant Recipients

Howard Home RepairCarolina Creative PlayschoolCardinal Workshop
Boro BeveragePath BioAnalyticsFeed Station
The Cozy CornerThe CaveShineBig
Infinity Holistic HealthcareHillsborough Arts CouncilCock and Bull
Triangle Crawl Space SolutionsSynergy FlowArtsSeal the Seasons
Nature's WayJay's Chicken ShackHillsborough Bicycle
Academic Benchmarking

FY 2015 - 2016 Grant Recipients

The Beer StudyQuantworksPizzelle
Cameron'sThe Accidental BakerYep Rock Records
Ben & Jerry's PlaneLogiXPiedmont Food Processing Center
LineLeader TechnologiesGovinda's CateringCHER Solutions
Chapel Hill NeedlepointCarolina Whole HealthBrillant You
TWIGSweet NeecyPTA Thrift Shop
Midway Community KitchenLockhart TradingJeffery C. West, DMD, PA
The Cozy CornerCeremony SalonBrittleBits
Belgian Waffle CraftersBeau CateringYarns, Etc.
Waterless Buddy'sVimala's Curryblossom CafeValhalla Massage
Boxcarr Handmade CheeseThe Q GardenSWAP Socks
SandwHichMusic Maker Relief FoundationMorph
KyookzThe Book CoachFor the Moment Event Services
FlawlessFive Fork StudioCarpe
ChillsboroChapel Hill TrainingBlip
360 Degree Health

FY 2014 - 2015 Grant Recipients

WomanCraftTrill FinancialThe Accidental Baker
Tempeh GirlSeal the SeasonsRegulator Brewing Company
MasterPeace Barber ShopCarrboro Community Acupuncture