Great Streets Eligibility Survey

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Great Streets held its first Eligibility Roundtable to invite stakeholders to analyze current eligibility criteria and make suggestions on how it could be changed.

This survey is a tool for those who attended or were unable to attend to provide additional feedback.

For your convenience a list of currently ineligible businesses is below:

The following types of businesses are ineligible to receive Great Streets grant funding at this time:
• Adult Entertainment
• Auto body repair
• Bank
• Bar (if the business holds a Tavern license, it is ineligible)
• Construction, general contracting, architecture, and design-build
• Financial services
• Franchises
• Home-based business
• Hotel
• Liquor store
• Nightclub
• Non-profit organization
• Phone store
• Real estate development/property management/realtor
• Professional services:
Accountant, actuary, architect, dentist, engineer, evaluator, financial planner, investment manager, IT consultant, lawyer, management consultant, pharmacist, physician, registered nurse, surgeon, training and development, and temp agencies.




Attendees of the Great Streets Eligibility Roundtable showed overwhelming support for allowing formerly ineligible businesses to apply with some caveats.

Caveats included:

1) Requiring community endorsements to have formerly ineligible businesses be considered
2) Strict requirements placed on how grant dollars can be spent in some business industries
3)Special consideration should be given to businesses that fill a need gap in their communities.

Please share any additional thoughts in agreement or disagreement with the aforementioned.



Ex: Pharmacies, Phone Stores, Liquor Stores

Please feel free to reference the list in the initial description for support.



* Community Endorsements would require ineligible businesses to present proof of community support through an artifact such as a signed letter from a community stakeholder in their corridor.


1) their grant was limited to facade improvement only
2) they receive a "community endorsement"
3) they are required to remove burglar bars and bulletproof glass



Use the space below to elaborate on your response to Liquor Store eligibility criteria


Per the Roundtable, it has been suggested that performance and art based non-profits be considered due to their ability to meet the "increasing foot traffic" purpose of Great Streets. It was not suggested that social service non-profits be eligible.


Use the space below to elaborate on your response to Non-Profit eligibility criteria


It was heavily recommended that professional services be considered if there is a demonstrated need in the community where the business is located.

Professional services include: Accountant, actuary, architect, dentist, engineer, evaluator, financial planner, investment manager, IT consultant, lawyer, management consultant, pharmacist, physician, registered nurse, surgeon, training and development, and temp agencies.



Use the space below to elaborate on your response to Professional Services eligibility criteria








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