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ALLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM

A grant program designed to 'Give Back' and increase the economic vitality for our amazing business community

NEXT ROUND OF GRANT APPLICATIONS OPENS JULY 1st 2024

Gig Harbor Downtown Alliance Grant Program
Gig Harbor Downtown Alliance Grant Program
Gig Harbor Downtown Alliance Grant Program

The Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008 to unite community and Waterfront District stakeholders to encourage economic vitality and preserve historic character.

The Waterfront Alliance is a Nationally Accredited Main Street Organization active in the Washington State Main Street Program.  The Alliance is committed to supporting the economic vitality and collaborative spirit of our district and as such has developed this Grant program.  The initiative seeks to aid businesses in working together to improve aesthetics, safety and attractiveness to new and frequent visitors thus promoting the overall economic vitality of the area.  

The Grant Programs seeks to support businesses with funds for projects and improvements they need most; therefore we are not limiting what types of projects businesses may apply for. Examples of projects that may be funded are listed in our guide below. All grant applicants will use the same grant application form listed below when applying. 

 

In 2024 the Grant Program will have two rounds (Jan-Jun and July-Dec). In the first round of 2024, the Alliance awarded $7k in grant funds to local businesses. For the second round of funding (Jul-Dec), the Alliance will be awarding $10K in grant funds.

Grant Considerations/Requirements

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 

All property owners, businesses and non-profit organizations with a physical presence within Gig Harbor’s Waterfront Business District area, along Harborview Drive from Finholm’s District to 7 Seas and back through Judson Street (view guide for district map).

For a list of eligible projects or for more detailed information please review the 2024 Alliance Grant Program Overview & Guide

WHEN WILL GRANTS BE ASSESSED AND AVAILABLE?

Applications for the second round of 2024 will open July 1st and

are DUE by July 31.

  • Initial assessment by August 7 

  • Final determination by committee August 20th

  • Written notification of grant award by September 1st

READY TO APPLY?

Gig Harbor Downtown Alliance Grant Program

Incomplete applications and/or applications without an attached budget using the provided budget worksheet will not be considered.

2024 Grant Recipients & Projects

Local Whimsy (signage)

Stitch-O-Roo & Art Too (activity)

HARBORNEST (lighting)

Harbor Center (lighting)

B's Bagels (facade improvements)

Hawkins-Poe Real Estate (lighting/signage/landscaping)

Gig Harbor Automotive (art mural)

To view all the completed projects from the first round in 2024, click here.

BECOME A DONOR & SUPPORT TO THE ALLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM

Are you interested in supporting The Alliance Grant Program? Our goal is to triple the amount of grant dollars distributed to businesses in the waterfront district to $25,000 by 2025 and we need your help!

 

To learn more about becoming a donor to The Alliance Grant Program or to make a donation, click here.

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