Tampa, Fla. – The Tampa Downtown Partnership is giving away free, $5,000 grants to Downtown businesses for enhancements to their locations. The money from the Partnership’s Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program is designed to support and encourage more investment in the street-level appearance of Downtown businesses.
“We have removed the matching component of these grants due to the hardships businesses have faced during the pandemic, ” said Tampa Downtown Partnership President and CEO Lynda Remund. “Our hope is this infusion of cash will allow some to make improvements or additions businesses that were forced to pass on projects because of the economic struggles of the past year and a half.”
Eligibility requirements for those applying for a grant include:
Eligible improvements may include but are not limited to:
Based on review and approval by the SSD Advisory Committee, the maximum amount a business can receive is $5,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, August 20, 2021.
Grant applications can be found here.