Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies.

Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the seventh round of BOOST grants; the application window will open on Monday, Apr. 30, and close on Friday, May 11, 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, 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 and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Click here to apply online.

 Program rules and procedures are available at www.perry-ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BOOST-Rules-and-Procedures-Revised-June-2017.pdf.

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

Twelve grants totaling $6,800 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 Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758 or catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov.