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Eastern Market Main Street

Technical Assistance Subgrant Guidelines 

Fiscal Year 2024


Every year, Eastern Market Main Street offers a Technical Assistance Subgrant from our annual DC Department of Small and Local Businesses Main Streets DC grant. Brick and Mortar businesses can apply for an award of up to $4,000. Market vendors, Market merchants, and customer-facing businesses within the Yard can apply for an award of up to $1,000. Available funds will be divided among all qualified applicants that submit complete applications by the deadline of midnight, February 12th, 2024.


You must submit the following information to our online form linked below. Please ensure you have everything together before applying.

  1. Business Name and Mailing Address

  2. Business Location if brick & mortar

  3. Best Contact Name, Number, and Email

  4. Short Description of Project

  5. Documentation of Cost Estimate (a quote, sales listing, invoice)

  6. Copy of current Basic Business License


Qualifying Projects Include:

Hard costs: Space build-out and renovations; façade improvements; and purchase and installation of heavy equipment and fixtures permanently attached to a wall, floor, or ceiling.

Soft costs: Point-of-sale and inventory management hardware and software; fees associated with expanding the business to e-commerce sales; and purchase and installation of movable equipment and furniture.

Branding and marketing support: costs including radio, TV, print ads, social media platforms of businesses, and event for businesses support.

Direct reimbursement to business owners: rent, utilities, employee wages, new product lines, costs associated with opening a new business on Corridor.


Projects must have a timeline of work between October 1st, 2023, and July 1st, 2024. All awardees are required to submit proof of payment to by July 31st, 2024 or may be subject to returning the award.

Applications are only accepted through the Google Form. Do not directly email your application. You may contact us with any questions at the above email.

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