DC Is Offering $19.6 Million Grant Funding To Support Local Businesses

DC Is Offering  $19.6 Million Grant Funding To Support Local Businesses

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) have announced the inaugural recipients of the Family Fun Destinations Grant and kicked off the application period for an additional $19.6 million in grant funding to support DC-based businesses.

We are very focused on bringing more people to Downtown DC, and experiences like these – where people can bring their kids, then walk to the White House or the Mall, or maybe just get back on the Metro, or go out to eat – this is how we do it. We are grateful for the organizations stepping up, applying for funding, and building out these fantastic attractions. DC is a great place to do business, and we are going to continue making it easier and more accessible for entrepreneurs to do business and support Downtown. – Mayor Bowser

The Family Fund Destination Grant program is funded by a $6.5 million grant to DMPED from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and provides support to arts, cultural, or placemaking nonprofit organizations to develop or enhance family-friendly attractions Downtown that will drive foot traffic, offer a new experience to the surrounding neighborhood, and create positive economic impact.

The following family-friendly destinations are receiving conditional awards through the Family Fun Destination program:

  • National Children’s Museum
  • The National Building Museum
  • The Historical Society of Washington (at the DC History Center)
  • CityDance Productions (at Transformer Gallery)

Courtesy – DMPED