The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Detroit Means Business have awarded over $35,000 in 2023 Commercial Holiday Activation Grants throughout Detroit’s Commercial Corridors.
Sponsored by Bank of America, New Economy Initiative and Invest Detroit, these small grants award organizations or businesses collaborating with others in their corridors to create programming to drive foot traffic to Detroit neighborhood small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Grants were available in two tiers – the Corridor Champion grant and the Corridor Hero grant:
Corridor Champion grants (up to $2,000) were for 501c3 organizations established over two years with a proven track record of corridor event planning and collaboration.
Corridor Hero grants (up to $1,000) were for local small businesses that wanted to collaborate with other local businesses on the corridor and/or invite home-based businesses to the corridor for pop-up markets and events.
In total, $35,960 in grants were awarded to 24 applicants, ranging from $500 to $2,000 each.
Commercial holiday activation events have already begun and will continue throughout December.
Congratulations to the 2023 Commercial Holiday Activation Grant recipients!