Mission Main Street Grants
USPAACC is excited to support Mission Main Street Grants and to help fuel the growth of small businesses nationwide.
Chase is awarding 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses across America. We are looking for businesses that have big plans. To apply, complete the Grant Application and receive at least 250 votes from your fans, customers, family and/or friends. In addition, you will have access to a special offer from the Premier Sponsor, Google and powerful business tools. The application deadline is October 3, 2014 so visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com today.
A for-profit business that has been engaged in the current business activity for at least two consecutive years and has less than 100 year-round, full-time employees is eligible to apply. Businesses must receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Please visit the Program Rules for all eligibility requirements.
The application process consists of three parts:
- Complete your Small Business Registration.
- Complete your Business Profile
- Fill out and submit the grant questionnaire
A panel of small business experts will select the 20 grant recipients from eligible businesses, and results will be announced in mid-January 2015. To learn more about Mission Main Street Grants and how you can participate, visit the Mission Main Street Grant website.Mission Main Street Grant website
Frequently Asked Questions
How do small businesses apply?
Visit http://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 October 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is October 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. The deadline for consumers to vote is October 17 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-January 2015.
Last year the grants were for $250,000 each. Why the change?
The amount of overall grants awarded is still $3 million, and this year’s program expands the number of grant recipients from 12 to 20.
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.