FORWARD FOCUS BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM 

Businesses that received funds as part of the initial Forward Focus Grant program are not eligible to apply for this phase of the program.

On December 18, 2020, the Town Council appropriated an additional $250,000 towards the second phase of the Forward Focus Grant Program. As part of this round of funding, two grant tiers were developed and the eligibility criteria modified to focus on business sectors most impacted by the pandemic and the County Health Order.

Tier 1: $150,000 to be allocated in grants of up to $5,000 for the Restaurants, Small Retailers (5 or fewer employees), Service Commercial (i.e., fitness, dance, entertainment, etc.), Personal Service (i.e., spas, hair salons, nail, non-medical massage, etc.), and Personal Service independent contractors (maximum grant funds are limited for contractors). Priority processing will be given to businesses within this tier.

Tier 2: $75,000 to be allocated in grants of up to $2,500 for all other eligible businesses; only retail businesses with fewer than 25 employees will qualify.

GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

  • Marketing - Business Promotion
  • Capital Projects - Weather Protection and Visibility 
  • COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation
  • Permits

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • Businesses that received funds as part of the initial Forward Focus Grant program are not eligible to apply for this phase of the program. Eligible businesses may include recent recipients of Online Sales Mini Grants. In these cases, the maximum grant amount will be offset by the amount of the previous grant.
  • Please check if your business is eligible: Forward Focus Grant Eligible Businesses (PDF)
  • All applications will need to adhere to the Grant terms and conditions as outlined in the grant application form.
  • Some capital improvement projects may also be subject to securing Fire, Building, and Planning Permits and require authorization from the building owner or landlord.
  • The maximum grant amount per business is based on the grant request and which Tier your business is within.
  • Applicants are responsible for 100% of purchases and reimbursements will be 75% of approved costs.
  • Funding is not available for businesses that have closed permanently.
  • Applications will be reviewed as submitted until funds are exhausted, with priority given to Tier 1 business types.

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY: 

Forward Focus Grant Eligible Businesses (PDF) 

To be eligible, businesses must hold an active Town of Danville business license, be an independently owned, small brick and mortar business (not a corporately held business) and be in one of the following categories: retail, restaurant, personal service, fitness/entertainment, experiential use or neighborhood-serving commercial.

Please review the full grant terms and conditions on the application form.

TO APPLY:

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Lianna Adauto

REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Once you have been approved for the grant please use the following form to submit for reimbursement: Grant Reimbursement Request Form (PDF).