Who's the Next to Get BOOSTED? | Arts & Culture
Milledgeville, GA- BOOST is the Downtown Development Authority’s latest program intended to support small local business and entrepreneurs with funding opportunities. BOOST offers businesses these grants towards various departments such as inventory, professional services, equipment, marketing/advertising etc. BOOST now has over 30 “BOOSTERS” that donate $200 to the program per year. Every quarter, the investment group comes together to review, discuss and vote on the most deserving candidates as well as the amount given for each grant. The grant amounts will start at a minimum of $100 and as much as $1,000.
Congratulations once again to Blossoms Florists, HairBar, and Amici’s Café for the first set of BOOST grants of $1,000. Last year, BOOST received nine applications for the first round and we hope to see that number double this quarter.
“I think it's going to pick up momentum, and people are really going to be interested in it, as far as applying and being involved,” said DDA Director, Carlee Schulte.
It’s time to get your BOOST on! The NEXT quarter’s applications are due by Oct. 25th and the winners will be announced no later than Nov. 18th.
REMINDER: Business owners are only eligible for the grant once a year. Also, BOOST checks are made out to the vendor or supplier guaranteeing the money pays for the anticipated purchase.
For additional information about the event or how to become a BOOSTER or a BOOSTEE contact Carlee Schulte at Milledgeville Main Street 478-414-4014 or check out the BOOST website. www.boostmilledgeville.com.