Before downloading and filling out any form(s), please talk to a Ben Franklin staff member. We can assist you with filling out the appropriate one for your situation. Click here to find the staff member and office in your area.


2018-19 Proposal

Company Proposal 

Forms used to evaluate a company request for direct funds (MS Word).

2-Page Investment-Summary-Guidance

Investment Summary – Guidance

Guidelines and assistance for filling out an investment summary of your company (PDF).

Sample Investment Summary

A sample template for guidance while filling out an investment summary of your company (PDF).

Investment Summary Template

A template for filling out an investment summary for your company (MS Word).

Innovation Adoption Grant

Forms used to evaluate a request to fund an Innovation Adoption Grant (MS Word).

Erie Innovation Investment Fund

This funding opportunity is a partnership with the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority

Preseed Proposal

Forms used to apply for Ben Franklin seed funding (MS Word).


Company Handbook

Basic information about the Challenge Grant Program for participating clients (PDF).

Statewide Impact Report

Celebrating 30 years of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

BF Guidelines

Ben Franklin program guidelines (PDF).

Ben Franklin Annual Report

In 2013, Ben Franklin helped 1,275 companies create over 1,300 jobs.


Shale Gas Innovation Center

Find out about the Marcellus Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center.

2016 Program Overview

2016 Program Overview

An overview of BFTP/CNP’s work in 2016.