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Current Grant Opportunities

2023 Robust Retail Grant

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will accept applications for the 2023 Robust Retail Citywide Grants starting February 1, 2023. 

The 2023 Robust Retail Citywide grant(s) support existing DC-based retail businesses in maintaining operations and viability during the current small business crisis. DSLBD intends to award up to $5,000 per business to approximately 100 businesses from the $500,000 in available funding for the Fiscal Year 2023.

This grant will be a reimbursement grant awarded via lottery to DC retail businesses that have met all eligibility requirements by the final deadline. Businesses that received a Robust Retail Citywide award in FY2022 are not eligible to apply.

The grant will close on April 10, 2023, at 2 PM EST. 

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