Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program
The Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program temporarily expands the MEDC’s Match on Main Program and will provide up to $50,000 to local downtown management organizations to administer to eligible small businesses located in traditional commercial districts, including downtowns, neighborhood and commercial districts, or areas planned and zoned for concentrated commercial development.
This program serves as a tool for local units of government, Downtown Development Authorities, or other downtown management organizations that desire to support place-based businesses located in their traditional commercial districts by providing grant funding to eligible businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The local unit of government, Downtown Development Authority, Main Street organization, or other economic development organization that represents the downtown will serve as the grant applicant and may apply for up to $50,000 to administer to small businesses located within their traditional commercial district. The maximum contribution to any one business is capped at $10,000.
The minimum contribution to any one business must be at least $2,000. The applicant will determine which businesses are selected for inclusion in the application for support and at what desired grant amounts. The application window is May 13, 2020 through May 29, 2020.
All applications will be due by 5pm on Friday, May 29, 2020. For more information regarding the Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program, please reference the Program Guide.
If you have questions, please refer to the Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please reach out to your Community Assistance Specialist.
Documents needed to complete your application are below. Please download and save these documents before beginning your application.