Grants

Merchant Assistance Pilot Program
The Dunbar/Michigan district’s Merchant Assistance Pilot Program assists small, local business owners raise the quality of their operation and properties. Improving their business practices and commercial properties raises the standards for surrounding businesses. Owners receive successful business management training, evaluation and assistance with interior and exterior improvements, new equipment, marketing and promotion, and customer service training. Two local merchants have participated in the program, Mr. Joe’s Soul Food Deli and Moses Down Home Cook’n.