Aurora Downtown offers small business grants in SSA #One

Aurora Downtown’s Business Attraction and Retention (BAR) Committee is excited to offer a variety of grants established to support businesses, property owners, and initiatives taking place in Special Service Area (SSA) #One.

Applications are accepted and reviewed at the BAR meeting following the submission deadline. There are three grant application deadlines annually: March 1, July 1 (*updated*), and September 1. Applicants will be notified of a decision within 90 days of the application deadline.

This program will make grants in an amount of up to $5,000. Possible types of projects could include:

~ Marketing – Support a marketing initiative to promote your business – website, events, marketing collateral, etc. or to help support a specific community event.
~ Programs – Support a new series or initiative that attracts new visitors to the SSA. Possible projects could include an art exhibit, program series.
~ Building – Support permanent improvements on the exterior or interior of a space, and signage. Support will be considered for projects that improve the state of the building and may not be for repairs or preventative maintenance. We encourage you to make aesthetic improvements that make your space more inviting.

Interested applicants should apply at the link below.

Questions should be emailed to grants@auroradowntown.org.

*Grants are reimbursable by submitting paid receipts within six months of grant being awarded*