How do small businesses apply?
Visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com to create an account, fill out a business profile and submit a questionnaire. Use the downloadable Social Media Toolkit to help rally support and get the 250 votes needed to be eligible for a grant. The application deadline is June 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is June 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. The deadline for consumers to vote is June 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.
Which small businesses are eligible to apply for a grant?
Any for-profit business that has been engaged in the current business activity for two consecutive years and has less than 100 year- round, full-time employees is eligible to apply. Visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com for full eligibility requirements.
How is a small business supposed to get 250 votes?
Participating businesses are encouraged to use the downloadable Social Media Toolkit to help rally support and get the 250 votes needed to be eligible for a grant. Visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com for full eligibility requirements.
How do consumers vote?
Anyone can show support by voting using their Facebook account.
How are grant recipients selected?
Applications from eligible businesses with at least 250 votes by the end of the voting period will be reviewed based on criteria such as, feasible growth plan, positive impact on local/relevant community, creativity and passion for the business. Finalists’ applications will be reviewed by expert panelists using the same criteria.
When will the grant recipients be announced?
Grant recipients will be announced at www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com in mid-September 2015.
How can I resolve technical difficulties?
Please visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com/contactus.
Where can I get more information?
Please visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com to learn more.