Programs & Plans

Financial Assistance to New and Existing Businesses


Boost Business Grant Program (BBGP)

*** The funds for the BBGP Marketing Assistance and Real Estate Assistance Programs have been committed and we are no longer accepting applications. ***

*** The City of Olean BBGP assisted 36 local businesses under the programs ***

BBGP Contact Info:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY JCC
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14702

Phone: (716) 338-1024
Email: [email protected]

Downtown Property Improvement Program

Downtown Property Improvement Program is available to businesses within the commercial area of Olean.  Up to $30,000, with 20% of the loan amount being a deferred loan, is available for facade and commercial interior renovation projects.

Allegheny River Public Access & Recreation Plan

The City of Olean and its partners -- the City of Salamanca; Towns of Allegany, Portville, Olean and Salamanca and Villages of Portville and Allegany -- need your help establishing a plan for a multi-use recreation trail system along the Allegheny River. The goal of the project is to explore opportunities to improve waterfront access. promote the underutilized river corridor. and attract recreation·based businesses to strengthen the local economy.

For more information or applications contact:

Community Development Program Coordinator

Keri Kerper

City of Olean
Municipal Building
Olean, NY 14760

Phone: (716) 376-5647
Fax: (716) 376-5644
Email: [email protected]

Olean Cooling Center Available June 18 through June 21 June 17, 2024 Olean—William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean, announced that the John J. Ash Community Center will be open on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 through Friday, June 21, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to provide relief from the predicted high temperatures.