About the Grant:
Duke Energy Foundation launched the Hometown Revitalization Grant Program which will assist local communities and small businesses across the state to pivot and recover from the pandemic. Davie County was one of 20 communities selected to receive $25,000 through a partnership with the Davie Community Foundation, Davie Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Coordinator from the Town of Mocksville. This small business support microgrant program will be available for eligible Downtown Mocksville businesses (see map). This grant is intended to help small businesses recover or “pivot” as a result of Covid-19. A pivot may include adding enhanced service or commerce opportunities for your business to adjust to the effects of the crises, such as modifying physical space, improving an e-commerce site for online sales, or expanding capacity for delivering goods and services. Some expenditure may include furniture for expanded outdoor dining, materials for construction of takeout windows, accessibility compliance for additional seating, additional fixtures required for compliance with public health issues, and building of e-commerce platforms, as well as other equipment or tools needed for creative adaptation and pivoting of businesses.
- Main Street Makeover grants range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,500
- Must be an eligible Downtown Mocksville business (see map)
- Business has <50 employees
- Projects completed during Covid are eligible for grant funds
- Payroll, rent, and utilities are excluded from grant
Grant Applications Open:
Grant applications will open September 30, 2021 and close November 1, 2021 at 5 pm. Grants will be awarded by November 30, 2021.
Representatives from the Davie Community Foundation, Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Mebane Charitable Foundation, Skyline Bank, and the Community Development Coordinator from the Town of Mocksville will serve on a five-member grant award selection committee. The committee will evaluate requests specifically based upon a matrix that factors in the following: project impact on the business, project impact on Downtown Mocksville, likelihood of completion of project if not already completed; likelihood of increasing foot traffic in Downtown Mocksville and the projected increase in business revenue.
Award sizes will be related to the cost of the proposed project request and the likelihood of success in meeting the established criteria.
**Successful applicants will be required to submit a grant report on the use of funds received by December 31, 2021.
Payment of Approved Grants:
If your grant request is approved for funding, payments will be made in the form of a Davie Community Foundation check and will be disbursed by November 30, 2021.
Click here to download a grant application or complete the application below.