Main Street Pontiac Small Business Relief Grant

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In an effort to provide assistance and support for our small business community in Downtown Pontiac, Main Street Pontiac has developed a fund which we hope will remediate the impact of the Coronavirus. Over the past few months our organization has been accumulating and constructing the program which we hope will be most useful in combating pandemic hindrances. Main Street Pontiac could not have offered such an opportunity without the contributing partners, Main Street Oakland County, Tech Visit funding, PNC Bank Foundation, Dentemax, as well as crowdfunding donations. The grant is devised to aid in addressing current business needs, as well as establish the means for a resilient future. Due to the continued and increasing immediate need for funding, grant dollars can be expected to disperse expeditiously.

The Main Street Pontiac Small Business Relief Grant is intended to promote the involvement in the downtown community as a collective that supports economic development for the common good. The program is designed to accompany the City of Pontiac’s aspirations for prosperity, as well as the retention and expansion of the downtown corridor. Main Street Pontiac looks forward to serving the community in mitigating the negative effects of COVID-19. A special thanks to our Partners! 

Applications will be promptly reviewed in order for awards to be dispersed until resources are fully depleted. The awarding of the grants have some elements of subjectivity and awards are granted at the discretion of the review committee. The amount awarded will be determined by the Main Street Pontiac Board of Directors based upon the demonstration of need, quality of responses on the grant application and available grant dollars in the program.

In order to be eligible, your business has to be on an existing business (business address) located in Downtown Pontiac. Downtown Pontiac for this program is considered within our touching the “Woodward Loop.” For profit, and nonprofit businesses/organizations may apply for this opportunity.

Grant amounts may be up to $1,000 per business. 

 Eligible use of grant funds are, but not limited to the following;

  • Rent, lease, or mortgage/loan payments
  • Supplier or utility payments
  • Payroll
  • Public health measures – physical barriers or supplies
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Measures to encourage social distancing
  • Adaptive means for limited/minimal customer contact

 Information provided will be used in determining eligibility for this grant and will be kept confidential. Applicants will be notified within 5 to 7 business days of determination and arrangements will be made with award applicants. All grant decisions are final.