Davidson Main Street Business Grant

The Town of Davidson is pleased to announce the eighth annual Davidson Main Street Business Grant. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved $15,000 to fund this grant program for FY2021-22. 

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to: 

  • Provide direct financial benefit to small businesses
  • Retain and create jobs in association with small businesses
  • Spur private investment in association with small businesses located in our local historic district

Program Details

  • The grant is a reimbursable, matching grant program.
  • The minimum grant that may be requested is $1,000 and the maximum is $10,000.
  • Private funds must be committed on a 2:1 basis, meaning that $2,000 in private funds must be committed to the project in order to qualify for a $1,000 grant.
  • Funds may be used to support the rehabilitation of properties or for new construction.
  • Funds must be used for exterior or interior improvements that are permanent. For example, funds may be used for windows, floors, etc., but not for tables and chairs.
  • Guidelines

Application & Awarding Process

Grant applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2021. The 1st application period will be from September 1 through October 31,2021. Additional application periods will be on a 90-day rolling basis until all funds are allocated. The Historic Preservation Commission will review all grant applications and select projects to be funded.

All applicants must review the Davidson Main Street Business Grant Operating Guidelines and submit a complete application.

 Past Recipients

RecipientGrant AmountFiscal Year
Kindred Restaurant
$10,0002014-15
Main Street Books
Upper Crust Bar & Social Club
$5,000
$5,000
2015-16
126 S. Main Street LLC$10,0002016-17
Elisabeth Rose
Mandolino's
$5,000
$5,000
2017-18
Davidson Wine Co.
Moxie Mercantile
Summit Coffee
$8,000
$5,000
$2,000
2018-19
Bonjour Y'all Bakery
Davidson Village Inn
The Soda Shop
$8,000
$4,000
$3,000
2019-20
Davidson Provision Company
Masala Mastee
120 S. Main Street LLC
The Village Store
$5,000
$5,000
$3,000
$2,000
2020-21
120 S. Main Street LLC
Summit Coffee
Side Bar Bottle Co.
Mestizo
Ben & Jerry's
$4,000
$4,000
$4,000
$1,000
$2,000
2021-22


FY 2021-22 Grant Application

Online grant application 

PDF application to print, complete, and submit to Kim Fleming at kfleming@townofdavidson.org.