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2018 Recipients of EMMS Grant Programs

Eastern Market Main Street Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) announced the 2018 recipients of their Façade Improvement and Technical Assistance Grant Programs. The programs are intended to stimulate improvements to commercial buildings and encourage investments in a wide range of business assistance to increase the capacity of small businesses, respectively.

Generously supported by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, EMMS announced 21 grants totalling $38,064. Recipients of the Façade Improvement Program included Bowers Fancy Dairy Products of Eastern Market, Bravado Hair, Capitol Hill Books, Capitol Hill Residential Mortgage Office, East City Bookshop, GroovyDC, Market Place Properties, Paik Produce of Eastern Market, Radici, Realignment Studio, STEM Preschool, and Woven History & Silk Road. Recipients of the Technical Assistance Program included Bowers Fancy Dairy Products of Eastern Market, Diverse Markets Management, East City Bookshop, Il Pioppo, Labyrinth, Nailsaloon, Quavaro, Radici, and Union Meat of Eastern Market. This year’s grants ranged from $135 to $3,600.

Small business owners and building owners located within EMMS’ corridor boundaries were encouraged to apply and eligible projects ranged from awning repair, lighting updates, and signage to accounting, government regulation, and marketing assistance. EMMS plans to continue offering small business grant programs in 2019, as part of its mission to capitalize on the historic assets and entrepreneurial culture to promote, retain, and attract diverse, small businesses through the Main Street Four-Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality.

Eastern Market Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets program and is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

Eastern Market Main Street’s technical assistance program is sponsored by National Capital Bank.

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Eastern Market Main Street

Madeleine Odendahl

Executive Director



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