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 11th round of BOOST grants; applications will be accepted from June 14-July 3.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000.

Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, 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 on the City of Perry’s Economic Development page and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Program information, rules and procedures are available at

Seventeen grants totaling nearly $11,000.00 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.  

The BOOST program is always seeking more participants/businesses to assist in funding the BOOST recipients. Perry area residents or businesses from outside the Downtown District can participate as a BOOSter.

“If your business is blessed and you are seeking an outlet to help support businesses in Downtown Perry, especially with Covid19, then we would be happy to add you to our BOOSTer roster,” says Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Manager and DDA staff member.  

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