Hand Up Marketing Grants Eligibility Standards

Grant Program Eligibility Standards
The HAND UP MATCHING GRANT program is a matching fund grant program, the Downtown Digital Group will match in grant value the projected display ad spend of a grant recipient.
Minimum display ad spend $125 a month for online, $250 a month for print.
No guarantees on display ad date or placement, however, sales team members will try and fulfill all reasonable requests.
Special sections, magazines, legals and obituaries are exempt from grant use dollars. Current contractual advertising agreements are exempt.
National businesses are exempt.
Ad agencies are exempt.
Grants will only be reviewed and approved for local businesses with outstanding balances of fewer than 90 days with the Johnson Newspaper Corporation.
Must apply online only due to COVID-19 concerns.
Eligible businesses must be headquartered in the following New York counties: Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Franklin, Clinton, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, Erie, Monroe, Greene, Columbia, Albany, Berkshire, Dutchess, Ulster.