Cleveland Park Main Street (CPMS), a program of District Bridges, serves the businesses, organizations, and individuals who live, work and play in this unique community. We provide direct technical assistance to local businesses to help them thrive and plan local events and promotions that draw people to the neighborhoods, create volunteer opportunities, and connect stakeholders.
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Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CPMS provided much needed support for 61 (87% of total businesses in corridor) neighborhood businesses through over 655 hours of technical assistance between January and December 2020. Support included:
- 15 grants awarded totalling nearly $60,000 in direct grants, with projects ranging from point of sale system upgrades to COVID-19 safety retrofits.
- Drafting bi-weekly business newsletters to 170 subscribers, highlighting critical resources and regulatory updates for business owners, with an average open rate of nearly 50%.
- Coordinating information and requirements from District government agencies for businesses to utilize outdoor space for socially-distanced dining activities.
- Providing grant writing support, with tasks varying from locating and collecting necessary business forms from District Government agencies, reviewing written submissions, and supplying letters of recommendation.
Learn more about us at clevelandparkmainstreet.org