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Small Business Capital Improvement Grants

The purpose of the Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grants is to support existing small businesses, attract new small businesses, increase the District’s tax base, create new jobs for District residents, and transform emerging commercial corridors across the District into thriving and inviting neighborhood centers.

When funding is made available, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) awards individual grants of up to $85,000 per small business. Grant funds may be used to reimburse grantees for expenses that they incur through improving their place of business. Business owners with locations along the Great Streets corridors may apply for the Small Business Capital Improvement Grants. To verify that your business is located in a funding area, search for your business address here.

If you would like to be added to the Great Streets email list to receive program updates, please email us at greatstreets@dc.gov.