Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Tom Reed (23rd District of New York)
Rep. Tom Reed Delivers $600,000 In USDA Small Business Grants
Washington, November 24, 2020
ITHACA, NY – Today, Rep. Tom Reed is proud to announce $600,000 in USDA Small Business grants for Halomine, Inc. Halomine, Inc. produces a product called HaloFilm which kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses on hard and soft surfaces, as well as porous and non-porous surfaces.“We care about making sure our local innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers have access to the funds and resources they need to spearhead the next breakthroughs in public health and agriculture, especially during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Tom. “We were proud to support this funding and are glad to see it will be used to increase jobs in the Ithaca area. We will maintain our commitment to making sure these resources are fairly allocated going forward.”“The endorsement of our project by the USDA to improve food safety will help us as we begin the commercialization of HaloFilm,” said Halomine CEO Ted Eveleth. “We have already been able to add scientists to our lab in Ithaca, and we will also be adding marketing and sales staff as we approach commercialization.”
The USDA Rural Development program provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. The program provides assistance with infrastructure improvements, business development, housing, community facilities such as schools, public safety, and health care, and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.usda.gov.