Mini Grant Program

Matching Mini Grant Program

Maggie Gibson PlazaAlberta Main Street is awarding grant funds to Alberta Street business and commercial property owners to support and incentivize improvements to your business or property.

This is a matching grant program, which means that the applicant pays a portion of the improvement and Alberta Main Street pays a portion. The level of match provided will be determined based on length of ownership plus equity focused funding priorities. The maximum grant contribution by Alberta Main Street is $2,500 per project.

Learn More
Program Goals, Applicant Eligibility and Project Eligibility
Types of Improvements Eligible for Funding
Equity Focused Funding – Calculating Your Match
Program Brochure (PDF) – This PDF contains all of the program details included here.

FrockForms and Resources
Mini Grant Application (PDF)
Budget Template  (PDF)
Budget Template (.xlsx)
Portland Main Street Design Handbook (PDF)
Additional Resources
(Encroachment Permits, Sign Code, Art Bike Racks, Street Trees and more)

Office Hours
Larry Holmes, Design Committee Volunteer and Mini Grant project manager, will be holding office hours at Alberta Main Street. Stop in to learn more about the program, discuss your project, and get your questions answered!
Monday, February 8th, 1-2PM
Thursday, February 18th, 1-2PM
Monday, February 22nd, 1-2PM
Monday, February 29th, 1-2PM

Additional office hours will be added based on demand. You can also email at minigrants@albertamainst.org. Please note, Larry is a volunteer so please allow a couple of days for response to your inquiry.

FAQs
When are applications due?  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis while funds are available.

How do I apply?  Complete an application! Applicants will be notified within two weeks if their application is approved or if more information is required.

Where can I get an application?  Applications can be downloaded here, picked up at the Alberta Main Street office, requested by email.

When will I receive funds?  Grant funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis and will not be issued until the project is complete.

Can I discuss my project ideas or get help with my application?  Yes! Please contact Larry Holmes. Larry will either answer your questions or connect you with someone who can. Larry will also be available during scheduled office hours listed above.
Larry Holmes, Design Committee Volunteer – minigrants@albertamainst.org

A grant from the Portland Development Commission provides funding for this program. The Mini Grant Program is administered by Alberta Main Street’s Design Committee.