Grants Available for Small Businesses Through the "Backing Small Businesses" Program

Last Updated 3/21/2024in News & Press


Main Street America and American Express are teaming up to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. And we are here to help spread the word!

Apply for a $10,000 grant to go towards growing your business!

The deadline to apply is April 7th, 2024 (9:59 pm PST / 11:59 pm CT) or when 5,000 applications have been received (whichever occurs first). So apply now!


The key criteria is the following:

  • The business must be in a "bricks-and-mortar" location and operate in an older or historic main street, downtown, or commercial district in the United States. The business must have occupied their current bricks-and-mortar location since January 1, 2024. (Home-based businesses, even those located in historic neighborhoods, are not eligible. Brick-and-mortar businesses located outside of historic downtowns and commercial corridors, including, but not limited to, office parks and shopping malls are also not eligible.) 

  • The business must be an independent business and not part of a franchise. 

  • The business must employ 20 or less full-time employees.  

  • The business must have been in operation on or before January 1, 2023. 


Click Here to Apply and See the Full Details »


Visit this page for additional funding opportunities! »


Please direct all questions about this program to [email protected] or call (708) 515-4889. Thank you!


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