REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
FY2019 Great Streets Makerspace Marketplace Grant (Pilot)
Release Date: Friday, August 2, 2019
Grant Identification No.: DMPED – GSMSG - 050619
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 PM EST
All applications must be submitted electronically. Hand delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted. Adherence to the deadline is essential. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of applications for the Great Streets Makerspace Marketplace Grant. Funding for this program is authorized from the Innovation Space and Marketplace Report published in 2017.
Purpose of Grant Program: The purpose of the Great Streets Makerspace Marketplace Grant is to provide funding to qualified operators of new or existing Makerspace’s that combines access to production equipment and retail space to start and grow their impact and capacity
Length of Award: Date of grant execution through August 31, 2020.
Anticipated Number of Awards: DMPED will award individual grants of up to a maximum of $250,000.00 each per qualified business. Grant funds will be utilized to assist grantees with improving their place of business or for the purchase and installation of heavy equipment that will be used onsite at the business location in order to manufacture, produce, and retail their products. Total funding availability for this grant program is $1,000,000.00.
Eligible applicants include the following:
- Eligible businesses may be for-profit entities (including, but not limited to, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations), a non-profit section 501©(3).
- Eligible businesses must provide proof of ownership or intent to occupy a physical location to house both required making (Makerspace) and retailing (Marketplace) components for a minimum of 2 years from the date of application.
- Eligible businesses must demonstrate an existing or committed funding source for the proposed project that amounts to a minimum of 30% of the requested funding from DMPED.
Apply online here: https://www.grantrequest.com/application.aspx?SA=SNA&FID=35047&sid=5501
Grant Information Sessions: DMPED will host at least one informational session. Once confirmed, details about the informational session(s) will be posted on DMPED’s website.
Point of Contact
DMPED Grants Team
DMPED reserves the right to issue addenda and/or amendments subsequent to the issuance of the NOFA or RFA, or to rescind the NOFA or RFA.