Applications are now being accepted! In partnership with the City of Oil City, the Oil City Main Street Program (OCMS) offers a Façade Improvement Grant Program which provides reimbursable, 50/50 matching grants of up to $5,000 for exterior storefront improvements on eligible buildings located within the Oil City Main Street District. Learn more here and find complete details with links to application materials on our Façade Grant Information Page.
The “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program is an initiative between Main Street America and Brother International to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in Main Street districts as they work to adapt to COVID-19 and prepare for the next phases of reopening across the country, while also helping to revitalize and strengthen older and historic commercial corridors. Small business (for-profit) applicants located in designated Main Street Districts may apply for any amount between $5,000 and $10,000 USD and the final awards will be awarded on a competitive basis. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, defined as BIPOC, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned. Applications will be accepted beginning at 9am PST on Thursday, January 21 through 4:59pm PST Thursday, January 28. Find more information about this grant here and a preview of the grant application here.
Click here for a list of helpful COVID-19 Resources for Businesses, updated 1/13/2021. For additional information on grants, loans, or other tools for small businesses, please contact the Oil City Main Street Office at 814.677.3152 x 101.