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2019 Recipients of EMMS Grant Programs

Eastern Market Main Street Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) announced the 2019 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.

Generously supported by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, EMMS announced 11 grants totaling $19,784. Recipients of the Façade Improvement Program included Bowers Fancy Dairy Products of Eastern Market, Eastern Market Pottery, Eye Central, The Eastern, and Paik Produce of Eastern Market. Recipients of the Technical Assistance Program included District Orthodontics, Groovy DC, Quavaro, The Eastern, Union Meat of Eastern Market, and Yinibini Baby. This year’s grants ranged from $276 to $2,000.

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 2020, 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.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Eastern Market Main Street is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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Eastern Market Main Street

Madeleine Odendahl

Executive Director



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