Monticello awarded a Bootcamp Grant to another business this fall. They award one business in the fall and the spring, this fall it went to KDK Designs.
The Bootcamp program's purpose is to encourage the development and startup of businesses in our community. Individuals who demonstrate they are in the process of starting a new business in Monticello are eligible to apply for a grant of $5,000 as part of the Bootcamp program.
Katie Keman who was the winner for the fall with her business using her great designs said Monticello's Community Development Director Callie Jo McFarland.
How the business gets selected is applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may present their business plan to a panel of judges during the 5th week of the Bootcamp Program. The judges may recommend the grant to one of the applicants or they may not. Keman showed much knowledge in her business said, McFarland.
The Bootcamp program runs in the spring and fall for five weeks. Classes meet from 6-9pm on Tuesday evenings at the Livingston Center, 224 E. Livingston Street, Monticello. Classes are free for everyone and open to anyone.