Goodwin Announces Fourth Round of Small Business Investment Grants is Open

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin today announced the fourth grant cycle of the City’s Small Business Investment Grants is open. To date, funds awarded as part of this grant program total over $300,000. During this grant cycle businesses can apply for up to $10,000.


“We continue to see the needs of our small businesses as they rebound from COVID-19. These grant monies will help them with projects to improve their businesses,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin.


Examples of projects that qualify for this grant funding include broadband connectivity, marketing, advertising, demolition projects, construction of exterior and interior surfaces including doors, windows, fences, stairs, ramps, painting and more. Project work must be started within six months of the grant award and must be completed within one year. The maximum annual grant award for any one business is $10,000 and grant recipients must match any award amount by 25%.


The Small Business Investment Grant application can be accessed at  Applications are due June 30, 2021, at 5 p.m.


For more information, contact Jane Bostic, Special Assistant to the Mayor, at 304-348-8174 or