Main Street announces new grant program


Main Street America and Brother International are working together to support small businesses and amplify the importance these enterprises play in communities across the country. 
As part of this initiative, they’ve teamed up to launch the “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program to provide a total of $75,000 to Main Street small businesses in need. The program will support brick-and-mortar small businesses in designated Main Street districts as they work to adapt to COVID-19 and prepare for the next phases of reopening across the country, while also helping to revitalize and strengthen older and historic commercial corridors.  
Small business applicants may apply for any amount between $5,000 and $10,000 USD and the final awards will be awarded on a competitive basis. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, defined as BIPOC, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned. Program terms and conditions are available at
Applications are now open here and will continue to be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:59 p.m.