Businesses that received funds as part of the initial Forward Focus Grant program are not eligible to apply for this phase of the program.
On December 18, 2020, the Town Council appropriated an additional $250,000 towards the second phase of the Forward Focus Grant Program. As part of this round of funding, two grant tiers were developed and the eligibility criteria modified to focus on business sectors most impacted by the pandemic and the County Health Order.
Tier 1: $150,000 to be allocated in grants of up to $5,000 for the Restaurants, Small Retailers (5 or fewer employees), Service Commercial (i.e., fitness, dance, entertainment, etc.), Personal Service (i.e., spas, hair salons, nail, non-medical massage, etc.), and Personal Service independent contractors (maximum grant funds are limited for contractors). Priority processing will be given to businesses within this tier.
Tier 2: $75,000 to be allocated in grants of up to $2,500 for all other eligible businesses; only retail businesses with fewer than 25 employees will qualify.
GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Marketing - Business Promotion
Capital Projects - Weather Protection and Visibility
COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Businesses that received funds as part of the initial Forward Focus Grant program are not eligible to apply for this phase of the program. Eligible businesses may include recent recipients of Online Sales Mini Grants. In these cases, the maximum grant amount will be offset by the amount of the previous grant.
To be eligible, businesses must hold an active Town of Danville business license, be an independently owned, small brick and mortar business (not a corporately held business) and be in one of the following categories: retail, restaurant, personal service, fitness/entertainment, experiential use or neighborhood-serving commercial.
Please review the full grant terms and conditions on the application form.