The latest recipients of a crowd-funded grant to “BOOST” downtown Perry’s businesses have been announced.

BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides micro-grants to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district. Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications. During the surprise notifications on January 4 and January 7, two companies were awarded $500 each.

Recollections by Lynn, located at 745 Main St., was awarded the funds to assist with advertising costs.

Gottwals Books, located at 909 Carroll St, was awarded funds to help pay for new glass doors.

These awards bring the total grants awarded to downtown Perry businesses to date to $10,400. The program was established in 2015.

Previous recipients include Bodega Brew, Cory Allen Jones, Summit Physical Therapy, Davida’s Hair Salon, Tumblecheer Heroes, Mia’s Skincare Salon, Liberty Tax Service, Gentry Downtown Market, Two of a Kind, Eyewear Boutique, Central Computer Services, Shirts Like Mine and Mossy Creek Soap.

Applicants may apply for funds for purchasing supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, a security system or eligible professional services. BOOST grants are awarded twice annually following a brief application window.

The Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program. For more information, contact Perry Economic Development Director Ashley Hardin at (478) 988-2755 or ashley.hardin@perry-ga.gov or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.