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April 15 is the deadline for Start-Up Event Grant applications

Release Date: April 7, 2022

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



April 15 is the deadline for Start-Up Event Grant applications

ROCHESTER, Minn.—One week remains for community members to apply for up to $3,000 through the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s Start-Up Event Grant.

Individuals, businesses, or organizations looking to host a new, one-time event or event series, a passive program, or an activity within the RDA’s 44-block special service district may apply for up to $3,000 per recipient.

Start-Up Event Grant applications are due by 11:59 p.m. April 15, 2022.

Grant guidelines also include additional priority given to applications that utilize downtown alleyways, riverfront paths and public spaces, vacant/underutilized spaces, or prominent intersections downtown, and are hosted on the weekends.

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to recipients through the Start-Up Event Grant fund.

Full grant guidelines and an application can be found here.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.