Recovery Grant Program


Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna announced the Town of Perinton Recovery Grant Program (RGP), has awarded $200,000 to assist local small businesses and non-profits with COVID-19-related expenses and recovery assistance. Supervisor Hanna directed a portion of the Town’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) economic stimulus and recovery funds to establish the RGP. The Perinton Town Board unanimously voted to fund the program and award all 49 applicants with grant funding.

RGP grants were issued up to $7,500 in total, with the average award being approximately $4,000. Of the 49 grants awarded, 80% are small businesses and 20% are non-profit organizations. Among those, 49% are located in the Village of Fairport.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendously negative impact on many small businesses and non-profit organizations over the past several years,” said Hanna“Now that the worst of the pandemic has passed, difficult economic conditions have left these same organizations struggling as they attempt to recover from increased expenses and reduced revenues. Supporting our community’s small businesses and non-profits in their revitalization and recovery is a top priority. I thank the Town Board and Fairport Foundation for their support of this initiative. We hope these grant dollars will help business owners keep their doors open, protect local jobs, support community recovery, and increase the resiliency of businesses in the Town and Village.”

The Town partnered with the Fairport Foundation, a 501(c)3 established in 2011 to support the Fairport Perinton business community, to help administer the program and evaluate applications. Scoring was based on impact on revenue, COVID-19-related expenses, pivot procedures, and the unique recovery experience of each small business and non-profit organization.

Small businesses are defined by New York State as having 100 employees or less. Applicants were required to operate a small business or non-profit within the Town of Perinton. Applicants averaged 27 years in operation and 10 employees.

RGP Award Recipients:
1840 Restaurant LLC
4 V Enterprises Inc
Affaire de Chocolat
Amazing Grains Bread Co.
Butterfly Kids Yoga
Canalside Therapeutic Arts
Casa Larga Vineyards
Charette Imaging
Turning Point Signs & Design
Delicately You Electrolysis
Dr. Peter L. Kladstrup
Dupra & Associates
Embroidery Loft
Colonial Belle
Fairport Brewing Company
Gold’s Gym Fairport
Fairport United Methodist Church
FairPour Coffee Roasters
Faust’s USA Karate
Full Circle Wellness
Healthy Glass LLC
Iron Smoke Whiskey
J & L Pizza Korner
J & P Upholstering
Kim Herman
La Bella Mangia & Catering
Ladybugs Play, LLC
Le S Enterprises Nail Studio Spa LLC
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Lori & Erin Photography
Mass Vision Eyewear
MindfulMatters585, LLC
Perinton Ambulance
Advent House
Perinton Historical Society
Perinton Memorial Post 8495, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America
Perinton Nursery School, Inc.
Perinton Overseas Veterans INC
Pure Panache
Fairport Rotary Club
Royal Cafe
RV&E Bike and Skate
Safety Educational Services
Shamus McDermott Lawn Care
Tool Thrift Shop LLC
Faircraft Brauhaus
Willmott Consulting LLC
Echo-Victory
Fairport Swimming

Please contact the Supervisor’s Office at 585-223-0770, or email RGP@perinton.org, with any questions.


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Recovery Grant Program Testimonials

The goal of the Recovery Grant Program is to make a meaningful impact on small businesses and non-profits in the Town of Perinton and Village of Fairport. Hear from these owners and operators in their own words:

Affaire de Chocolat

Affaire de Chocolat will be using the money for additional equipment and some upgrades to the store. Some of the money will also be used for the increasing cost of running the business. A heartfelt thank you for the grant money and community support.
66 North Main St. Fairport, NY

Full Circle Massage and Wellness

After being wrongfully closed for seven months (as a title seven healthcare provider same as PT’s) we almost didn’t survive. Still paid my rent and took it on as debt. Getting this grant has helped fill the hole the Covid closures dug! Thank you for supporting the businesses and using our taxes in a way that helps our community!
220 Fairport Village Lndg, Fairport, NY

Safety Educational Services

During COVID there were changes in a lot of our training certification programs which forced us to have to buy new training materials and equipment with little to no income because of all the COVID restrictions.

Fairport United Methodist Church

Like most if not all businesses and non-profits in Perinton, the pandemic forced our church into closure for in-person events. This necessitated the upgrading of computers, cameras, and internet in order to have on-line services. Extra cleaning equipment, hand sanitizing supplies and dispensers, and personal protection equipment are on-going expenses, as are Zoom accounts and cloud storage resources. COVID had and has the potential to disrupt an essential mission of our church, which is to build community and to serve others through outreach to those in need.

The grant from the Town of Perinton assists us in meeting the on-going extraordinary expenses of COVID, and in maintaining our current staffing. It is crucial not only for our church, but for businesses and organizations, to continue to have human contact. Our grant facilitates the continuation of in-person and virtual gatherings that are essential in our mission of service, education and outreach.
31 W. Church Street, Fairport

No person or business shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with Town funds on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.