Small Business Improvement Grants
Small businesses and property owners in five City of Atlanta Tax Allocation District (TADs) can apply for grants of up to $20,000 for interior and exterior improvements.
Invest Atlanta has launched the Small Business Improvement Grant program to support local
small businesses and commercial property owners located in five of the City of Atlanta’s Tax Allocation
Districts (TADs) - Campbellton Road, Hollowell-ML King, Metropolitan Parkway, Perry Bolton, and
Tenants and commercial property owners are eligible to apply for grants of up to $20,000 that can be used for both internal and external improvements. Please note that vacant commercial properties are not eligible at this time.
Program Applications and Guidelines
Find out of your property is located within an eligible TAD
Visit Fulton County's property map database and type address
Click “view full property profile” once the property information appears
Look next to “TAD”
If it lists any of the 5 TADs, your property or business may be eligible.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Fine, Vice President of Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Invest Atlanta. Email: email@example.com
- Project must be less than 15,000 square feet.
- A minimum of 50% of funds must be used for exterior improvements.
- All exterior improvements must be visible from the public right-of-way.
- Eligible exterior improvements include: painting, lighting, windows, doors, framing, signage, canopies, awnings, gates, fencing, landscaping, building surface repairs, ground surface upgrades.
- Interior improvements should significantly enhance the customer and employee experience.
- Eligible interior improvements include: flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC, water heaters, plumbing, electrical, and structural repairs to walls, floors, stairs, and interior doors.
- Certain soft costs, such as architectural and planning services, are eligible but shall not exceed 10% of grant amount.
- Awardees must provide a match equal to at least 20% of the grant award and demonstrate the project as proposed would not happen without the TAD grant assistance.
- New construction
- Properties owned or occupied by a government or public agency
- Properties used for residential purposes
- Churches and religious institution facilities (commercial buildings owned by churches or religious institutions are eligible)
- Operations, inventory, and other soft costs