Community Grants

Germantown United CDC offers two community micro-grant programs, the Storefront Activation Program and the Fund for Germantown, to support low-cost, high impact projects and grass roots community improvement efforts.

The Fund for Germantown – Projects for Progress

Germantown United CDC has established a Fund enabling members of the community to undertake locally impactful projects. The purpose of the Fund for Germantown – Projects for Progress Program is to support projects that have an immediate physical impact on Germantown. These intentionally small grants are designed to stimulate grassroots involvement in promoting a greater Germantown. The Fund for Germantown program will award grants for the following types of projects: Community gardens and tree planting; Facade improvements; Public art; Cleaning; Vacant property mitigation; Safety improvements; and Signage. Eligible projects are those that attempt to improve the beauty, cleanliness and safety of Germantown. Project budgets may range from approximately $100 to $1000. Learn how to apply >>

Storefront Activation Program

The Storefront Activation Program pairs local artists and makers with neighborhood businesses and property owners to upgrade storefront window displays, and interior spaces visible from the street. The grant program aims to enliven the street for pedestrians, attract more customers to existing businesses, market available commercial properties, and promote Germantown to prospective businesses. Project budgets may range from $250 to $2,500. If you’re a business and want your storefront redone, or if you’re a maker and have an idea for a project, learn how to apply >>