Storefront Grant

2021 Tampa Downtown Special Service District (SSD) Grant

Non-Matching Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program


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.

Award Information:

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.)

What Can the Grant Funds Be Used For:

The following projects on ground floor storefront properties qualify for the grant. The grant may be used for design, labor, materials, and/or permitting fees related to:


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.

Preference given to targeted business types:


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.

2021 Application

If you have any questions, please email Shaun Drinkard, Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations, or call 813.221.3686

Need Help Getting Around?

View Our Interactive Map!