to our inaugural Great Streets Newsletter! The purpose of this
newsletter is to keep you:
Informed. Whether it's sharing new
funding opportunities, business trends, or data, we
want to be a source of information to help better
shape your business decisions.
Connected. For existing grantees and Great Streets Alumni we want
to ensure that we grow together as a learning community.
This is an opportunity to learn from each other while we
celebrate success of small businesses within the Great
businesses in Washington, DC are important to us, and we want to
help businesses succeed. We have been out in the corridors
meeting with past grantees, and current grantees learning from
you; while also encouraging and educating prospective businesses
about the program.
this newsletter isn't possible without input from our Great
Streets business community like you. If you have any upcoming
events, businesses successes, ribbon cutting, featured in a
publication and you would like to share, please email us at GreatStreets@dc.gov and
we'd be happy to feature it!
Are you ready for the upcoming funding round?Our
mission is to ensure that all interested and qualified small
businesses in our corridors are ready to apply! We support small
businesses by providing capital improvement grants up to $50,000
for exterior and interior renovations and partial operational
these are the program's main qualifiers:
3. Has your business’s average annual revenue been
under one million dollars for the past three years? 4. Is your business service-oriented or is it a
retail store? Click here to view ineligible businesses.
answered "yes" to all of the questions
above, let's proceed to the next step:
have the following:
Basic Business License from
the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DOES)
status with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), Office of
Tax and Revenue (OTR), and Department of Employment Services
Clean Hands certificate from
the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
Site control of business's
location for at least two years
Property and liability
interested in applying, we highly recommend that you begin
collecting the required documents as soon as possible to ensure
that you’re able to submit your grant application before the
deadline. Assistance is provided by small business technical providers
all across the city. Please click here to find a provider near you.
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides
business support services to small and retail businesses in
eligible commercial areas in the District of Columbia. Click here for the list of SBTA providers.
of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity launched
their Project 500,
which will support five hundred disadvantaged small
businesses in the District grow in revenue and size over the next
calendar is updated weekly to reflect upcoming events: