The purpose of the Tampa Downtown Storefront and Sidewalk Café Grant Program is to support and encourage more investment in the street level appearance and activation through storefront and sidewalk café improvements.
To ensure that the Tampa Downtown Partnership is supporting ground level businesses to the best of our ability, the SSD Advisory Committee has temporarily removed the matching component to the Storefront and Sidewalk Café Grant program. The program will remain a reimbursement grant and funds will be provided to the recipient upon the Partnership’s receipt of paid invoice copies. The maximum amount a business can receive, based on review and approval by the SSD Advisory Committee, is a maximum of $5,000 (for applicable expenses.)
Applicant location must take place within the Special Services District (See Map)
Tenant or property owner of street level property may apply. Tenant application requires written approval from property owner.
Project must comply with all municipal and state codes and regulations; permitting must be secured prior to grant approval.
A. Property may not exceed the grant cap within a two year period from the time of the previous award.
B. Application cannot be submitted after work has commenced or completed.
C. Application must be submitted and approved prior to the procurement of goods and services described.
Please download the 2021 Non-Matching Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant
If you have any questions, please email Shaun Drinkard, Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations, or call 813.221.3686