This year's Minnesota Avenue Main Street (MAMS) Resilience Grant has closed. Join our mailing list to stay up to date on future opportunities.
Grant Opens: Tuesday, January 18th
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 3rd @ 4:00 PM
Project end date: Wednesday, June 15th
With support from the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), the Minnesota Avenue Main Street (MAMS) is excited to open the 2022 Minnesota Avenue Main Street Small Business Resilience Grant. The Grant helps small businesses along the Minnesota Avenue commercial corridor prosper in place through the provision of financial assistance and one-on-one technical assistance. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $2,500 – $5,000.
Financial assistance will be provided to businesses experiencing significant financial losses resulting from disruptions or that have experienced significant financial losses, resulting from, but not limited to, the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards will be distributed in amounts ranging from $2,500 – $5,000. Grants can be used towards, but are not limited to:
Grant awardees will also be eligible to receive one-on-one technical assistance in the following areas:
To be considered, small businesses must meet the following criteria:
On Tuesday, January 25, MAMS Program Manager Samantha Archibald led an information session to learn about the grant, eligibility requirements, and tips on how to prepare a winning application!
Applicants must complete the MAMS Small Business Grant application, and upload all the supporting documentation, for consideration. Start your application today.
If selected, the project scope, budget, and timeline will be pre-approved. Recipients will receive a project agreement letter and payment form to sign via email.
Grant recipients must complete all projects, and submit associated paid invoices, to the Main Street Manager,no later than June 15th, 2022.
"The 2020 grant helped me keep the employees, especially in the kitchen. I also have money to pay rent and utilities on time. These are good things."
- Pramote Changsila, Sala Thai
"Receiving the grant [in 2020] was a blessing in disguise. I was able to maintain staffing, and pay people. This grant saved me."
- David Alvaranga, Liberty Tax