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The Bridge Fund
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development launched the Bridge Fund, a $100 million investment in businesses and workers grappling with the COVID-19 public health emergency in the hospitality, entertainment, and retail sectors. Through the Bridge Fund, the District will strategically invest to sustain the hospitality, entertainment, and retail industries to help mitigate the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on workers and businesses.
Small Business Resiliency Fund
The Small Business Resiliency Fund is a part of the District’s efforts to meet the existing and future COVID-19 related needs for District’s small businesses to help businesses continue operations while protecting people, assets and presence.
The Small Business Resiliency Fund will provide $3 million in emergency operational funding and will be open to small, local businesses in the District of Columbia with 50 or fewer employees and independently owned restaurants without regard to employee-size. Applications opened Oct. 6 at 4 pm. For more information and to apply, visit this link.
Streatery Winter Ready Grant Program
The Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture is providing a one-time grant to restaurants that currently offer outdoor dining in the District. Streatery Winter Ready Grant Program funds may be used for outdoor dining winterization purposes and to maintain outdoor dining operations.
Streatery Winter Ready Grant Recipients (as of 11/12/2020)
Phase Two Webinar
2021 Citywide Robust Retail Grants
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications for the 2021 Robust Retail: Citywide grants starting December 7, 2020 and closing January 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST.
Miss Our Weekly Economic Recovery Team Weekly Check-In?
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Before You Open Guidance
- For Businesses
- Submit your partner opportunities/tech solutions for DC Government’s COVID-19 response: covid19ideas.dc.gov.
- For Individuals
- Unemployment Data