The National Main Street
Center has launched the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program
. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts nationwide as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Applications are now open
. They will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 23 or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner.
In partnership with The Hartford, the grant program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned.
Learn more about small business eligibility requirements and eligible grant expenses on their website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.