Main Street America (MSA) has partnered alongside Brother International, launching the “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program to help brick-and-mortar businesses across the country as they work to adapt to COVID-19-related challenges and prepare for the next phases of reopening. Grant funds will not only support small businesses but also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic commercial corridors, as well as shine a light on inspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more about the grant program below:
“At Your Side” grants of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis, and applicants must operate within a “brick and mortar” storefront located in an Accredited or Affiliate Main Street America community or UrbanMain commercial corridor. Click here to view a list of those programs! Eligible applicants can utilize grant funding to make physical improvements to meet relevant reopening requirements implemented because of COVID-19, purchase equipment to comply with public health and safety guidelines, help expand the business to e-commerce sales and more!
Click here to learn more about grant eligibility criteria, eligible grant expenses and grant application judging criteria!
Applications will open Thursday, January 21, 2021 and continue to be accepted through Thursday, January 28, 2021! Applicants should note that a link to the online grant program application will be published once applications open, but a preview of the application can be found here. If you have any questions, email email@example.com for more info!