Small Business Grants

DCCH and The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invite qualified small business owners who wish to improve their place of business to apply for a Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant.

The purpose of the grant is to transform emerging commercial corridors into thriving and inviting neighborhood centers by investing in existing small businesses, attracting new businesses, increasing the District's tax base, and creating new job opportunities for District residents.  

As a small business owner, you can receive an individual grant of up to $50,000.

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