Microgrant Program Applications Now Open

Apply Until March 31

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (dslbd) hands out small bags to encourage the assembled to 'shop small'.

The application for the new $25 million microgrant program to provide relief to local small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has launched, and eligible applicants should apply now.

The Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia are investing $25 million in the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program, which will be housed in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).

The microgrants will be available to businesses, non-profits, and independent contractors or self-employed individuals. These grants of up to $25,000 will provide financial support for expenses such as employee wages and benefits, rent, and other operating costs.

For more information and to apply, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/dc-small-business-recovery-grants

The application will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.