Application Guidance for the

2018 $2,500 Susquehanna SCORE Next Step Grant

Sponsored and Funded by The Chamber Foundation


To be eligible, you must be a current or former SCORE client, and your business must have a York County address.

You can become a SCORE client by having an in-person mentoring session prior to the December 1, 2017 grant application deadline. To schedule a mentoring session, contact Tammi Dawson, SCORE Office Manager, 717-845-8830.

Submit your application via email as an attached Word document; all eligible Next Step grant applications will be in Word and not as a PDF or in another format.

Send your Next Step grant application (see format below) to

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017, exclusively via email. Applications received at the above email address after that date and time will not be considered for the grant. No printed or mailed applications will be accepted.

A panel of business organizations and entrepreneurs will select the winner. Neither the Chamber Foundation nor Susquehanna SCORE will judge the applications; however, you are welcome to schedule a session with a SCORE mentor for technical assistance in preparing the sales plan that you will submit. Please note that SCORE mentors are volunteers; thus, arrangements to meet with a mentor should be made well in advance of the above due date to allow for a mutually convenient time for grant application assistance.

The Chamber Foundation will announce the winner at the Susquehanna SCORE members meeting, Monday, January 8, 2018, 9:00 AM, Cytec Building, 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue, York, PA 17404, on the HACC-York Campus.

The Susquehanna SCORE Next Step Grant will reimburse the grant winner up to a total of $2,500 for paid invoices the winner submits to Susque-hanna SCORE. The invoices must be for charges related to the winning proposal. Paid invoices must be submitted to Susquehanna SCORE by August 1, 2018 for reimbursement.

Questions?   Contact Tammi Dawson at 717- 845 - 8830.

Next Step Grant Application Format:

In a Word document attachment to an email submitted by the above date, indicate:

1. Your name

2. Business name

3. Business address (must be domiciled in York County, PA, to be eligible)

4. Email address

5. Work Phone

6. Cell Phone

7. Website

8. Number of employees (may not have more than 10 full-time and/or part-time employees).

9. Type of product or service

10. Sales since January 1, 2016

11. Number of customers since January 1, 2016

12. Current methods used for promoting sales

13. Proposed methods for promoting sales with the $2,500 Next Step Grant

14. Estimated additional total dollars of new sales and number of new customers from investment of $2,500 Next Step Grant during calendar year 2018