Main Street America informs that in an effort to support small businesses during the next phase of reopening safely, The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts.
Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as a minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned. Grant applicants are not required to be customers of The Hartford.
Applications will be weighed and grants awarded without consideration of the applicant’s being or not being a present, past, or prospective customer of The Hartford. In partnership with The Hartford, this grant program supports brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Further information is available by clicking on this link: https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/hartbeat