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Grant opportunities within the Great Streets program.

FY23 Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant
The Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant is the hallmark grant opportunity for the Great Streets program. The grant is meant for retail small business owners in eligible corridors throughout DC to renovate their storefront to attract new customers and drive profitability. This grant is competitive, and we encourage businesses that have thought out renovating plans to apply for the grant.​​


Opened: January 23, 2023 
Closed: March 10, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

Program Guidance


FY23 DC Locally Made Manufacturing Grant
The DC Locally Made Manufacturing Grant is for qualified small business and real estate developers whose core business aligns with light manufacturing. The grant will support capital or tenant improvements of commercial property with designated industrial use located in a Great Streets corridor.



Opened: January 30, 2023 
Closed: March 3, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

Program Guidance


​​​FY23 Neighborhood Prosperity Fund 
The Neighborhood Prosperity Fund (NPF) supports architectural and engineering costs, construction costs, tenant improvements, or historical preservation building improvements that are located within the boundaries of NPF census tract.



Opened: January 30, 2023 
Closed: March 3, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

Program Guidance

Small Medium Business Growth Fund
The Small Medium Business Growth Fund will offer approximately $2 million dollars in total grants aimed to retain, grow and propel innovation in district-based small businesses by supporting large scale capital improvements, critical equipment purchasing, and technological advancements within industries related to green innovation, experiential retail, incubators, immersive entertainment and professional services. 


Opened: June 23, 2023 
Closing: July 28, 2023  

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Information Session:

When: June 28, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sycamore and Oak, 1110 Oak Drive & Sycamore Street,  SE, Washington, DC  20032
RSVP here

When: July 13th, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Where:  The Spice Suite, 2201 Channing St NE, Washington, DC
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​​Small Business Resiliency Fund - CLOSED
The Small Business Resiliency Fund is a $10,000 grant to support business pivots, infrastructure development (e.g. e-commerce platform, digital retail), COVID-19 related marketing expenses, and the purchase of PPE and/or disinfection products for the business.

​​Small Business Resiliency Administration Grant  -CLOSED
​The Small Business Resiliency Administration Grant is for fund managers only (i.e. qualified US Department of Treasury certified CDFIs and/or nonprofit CBOs). The selected grantee will provide grant administration for Great Street's Resiliency Fund.

FY22 Great Streets Retail Small Business Assessment - CLOSED
Request for Application (RFA) Release Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Grant Identification No.: DMPED – FY22- GSRSBA
The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of proposals for the Great Streets Retail Small Business Assessment. DMPED will award up to a maximum of $300,000.00 to a qualified consultant to assess the Great Streets program’s geographic boundaries and program parameters using quantitative and qualitative evidence and produce a report explaining the findings and recommendations to improve program efficacy.
Status: Closed 

Legacy Small Business Recovery Grant - CLOSED​
The Legacy Small Business Recovery Grant is for business owners who have been established and in operation in DC for a minimum of 20 years and seeking financial support to continue operations. The business must be located in one of our Great Streets corridors.