Tenleytown Main Street offers small business grants to help local businesses refurbish their storefronts and improve business operations. Since TMS began issuing grants in 2016, we have provided more than $173,000 in financial and technical assistance grants to 40 Tenleytown businesses.


The 2021 Tenleytown Main Street Small Business Grants will provide grants of up to $5,000 to businesses located within the Tenleytown Main Street corridor. Grant funds may be used for: exterior renovations and storefront improvements; security upgrades; and select hard and soft costs to support business resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete grant and eligibility requirements are available in the application guidelines. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the guidelines in full before starting their application.

Applications opened on November 1, 2020 and are due by November 30, 2020. Grant awards will be announced on December 18, 2020. All funded projects must be completed no later than June 30, 2021.