Davidson Main Street Business Grant

The Town of Davidson is pleased to announce the third annual Davidson Main Street Business Grant. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved $15,000 to fund this grant program for FY2019-20.

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to:
  • Provide direct financial benefit to small businesses
  • Retain and create jobs in association with small businesses
  • Spur private investment in association with small businesses located in our local historic district

Program Details

  • The grant is a reimbursable, matching grant program.
  • The minimum grant that may be requested is $1,000 and the maximum is $10,000.
  • Private funds must be committed on a 2:1 basis, meaning that $2,000 in private funds must be committed to the project in order to qualify for a $1,000 grant.
  • Funds may be used to support the rehabilitation of properties or for new construction.
  • Funds must be used for exterior or interior improvements that are permanent. For example, funds may be used for windows, floors, etc., but not for tables and chairs.
  • Guidelines

Application & Awarding Process

Grant applications will be accepted beginning August 1. The 1st application period will be from August 1 through September 30. Additional application periods will be on a 90-day rolling basis until all funds are allocated. The Historic Preservation Commission will review all grant applications and select projects to be funded.

All applicants must review the Davidson Main Street Business Grant Operating Guidelines and submit a complete application.

Past Recipients

Kindred Restaurant was awarded $10,000 in FY 2014-15.
Main Street Books was awarded $5,000 in FY 2015-16.
Upper Crust Bar and Social Club was awarded $5,000 in FY 2015-16
126 S. Main Street LLC was awarded $10,000 in FY 2016-17 in order to repair the building facade.
Elisabeth Rose was awarded $5,000 in FY 2017-18.
Mandolino's was awarded $5,000 in FY 2017-18.
Davidson Wine Co. was awarded $8,000 in FY 2018-19.
Moxie Mercantile was awarded $5,000 in FY 2018-19.
Summit Coffee was awarded $2,000 in FY 2018-19.

FY 2019-2020 Grant Application

Please complete this application and submit to Kim Fleming at kfleming@townofdavidson.org.