Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the ninth round of BOOST grants; the application window will open on Saturday, June 1 and close on Friday June 14, at 5 p.m. Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply.

Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, marketing and advertising, eligible interior renovations, façade grants if the applicant owns the property, a security system or professional services. Grant funds may not be used for payment of salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, inventory, or ingredients or components used to produce inventory.

Applications must be submitted online: click here. Applications must include quotes and other requested information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more program information, rules and procedures, click here!

Grant announcements will be made in July. Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000.

Sixteen grants totaling $9,900 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015.

BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district. The DDA, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded.

For more information please, contact Perry’s Economic Development Director at (478) 988-2755 or