City of Madison Business District Support Program
The City of Madison’s Economic Development Division is accepting applications for the Business District Support Program. The goal of this program is to encourage greater economic activity in neighborhood business districts or commercial areas. Grant funds will be provided to eligible local organizations that can activate or reactivate business districts by promoting small businesses and other economic growth activities such as programs, assistance, and events such as markets or festivals. Funds may be used for capacity building, program costs, and small business support. The proposal should clearly state how the applicant intends to catalyze economic growth within a business district. The City strives for inclusion within their business community and as such supports organizations run by or are serving historically disadvantaged individuals who have not been fully active within some of these neighborhood districts in the past.
This one-time grant is federally funded through the State and Local Recovery Funds component of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The City of Madison received ARPA funding to recover from the negative public health and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Be sure to review the program summary before applying.
*Please allow 3-4 weeks for applications to be reviewed and processed.
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