Storefront Improvement Program

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Grants funds are now available from RIA Main Street! Funding is available for projects such as:

  • New signage
  • Facade painting
  • Decorative Exterior Lighting
  • Awnings
  • Grate removal

There is no deadline for the Storefront Improvement Program application, but funds are limited. Get those applications in now!

Download the application: RIA-MS SIP – Application Form 2016 (pdf)

For questions or assistance, please contact us, 202-808-9050 or


dmped-greatstreets-bannernew2Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grants

The Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grants are funded by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). You can receive funds to improve your business storefront, interior infrastructure, or for heavy equipment, such as commercial ovens, walk-in freezers, etc.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until all funds are awarded.


Documents to download:

Thrive – A Guide to Storefront Design in the District of Columbia (pdf)

RIA-MS SIP – Application Form 2016 (pdf)

DMPED Great Streets Notice of Funding Availability (pdf) CLOSED

DMPED Great Streets Request for Applications (pdf) CLOSED



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