As part of Uptown Main Street’s (UMS) commitment to supporting local businesses along Upper 14th St. NW and Kennedy St. NW, UMS is pleased to offer funding for businesses seeking technical assistance or improvements to their storefronts.  Businesses within the UMS corridor can apply for up to $5,000 in storefront improvement grants in FY18.  Technical assistance grants are also available in amounts determined on an ad hoc basis.

Review the application in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Deadline and Submission Instructions

Applications are currently being accepted and considered on a rolling basis through June 30, 2018.  Awards will be given based on the availability of funds and the strength of the applications.  The first round of grants will be awarded by May 15, 2018.  Additional funding will be announced on a rolling basis.  All applications must be received no later than June 30, 2018.  Recipients will have until August 15, 2018 to submit all documentation for reimbursement.


Required Documentation

All required documentation listed in the checklist at the end of the application must be submitted for the application to be considered complete.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until documentation is complete.  Businesses interested in applying for technical assistance grants and storefront improvement grants should submit separate applications for each grant.  UMS will evaluate applications on a rolling basis and make a determination on eligibility based solely on the documents provided by the applicant(s) and the availability of funds.  UMS typically responds to grant applications within 10 business days.


Submit Your Application

Submit completed application materials by email to Jordan Haferbier, Executive Director, at with the subject line “UMS Technical Assistance Program”, by mail, or hand-delivery to our office:

Uptown Main Street
ATTN: Jordan Haferbier

4710 14th Street, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20011