Economic Development

Economic Development

The LA Fashion District BID created a variety of new Economic Development programs to offer in 2021. The programs listed below will help small businesses and property owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These new response and recovery efforts have officially launched and are now accepting applications!

 

Leasing Incentive Grant Program

SPACECONNECT is a program of the LA Fashion District BID that offers $10,000 grants to incentivize companies to lease ground floor commercial space within the LA Fashion District BID boundaries. Small to medium size independent retailers, arts & culture collectives, fast casual dining concepts, and personal care businesses are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will receive a $10,000 grant in addition to help with site selection and partner brokers (if needed). 

Program Details + Eligibility Criteria

Apply Here

 

Business Development/Improvement Grant Program

The LA Fashion District BID has launched a #SmallBizLove Grant program specifically for existing merchants located within the LA Fashion District BID boundaries. The businesses selected will be awarded grants (valued at $500-$2500) in the form of creative services such as web design, photography, signage, branding, etc. to be used immediately. 

Program Details + Eligibility Criteria

Apply Here **Round 1 applications for the #SmallBizLove Grant program have closed. Round 2 applications will be available on June 28th.

 

Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program

SPRUCE IT UP is a funding program administered by the LA Fashion District BID that seeks to enhance the environment of the LA Fashion District neighborhood with building and public realm improvements implemented through this program. Existing property owners and businesses located within the LA Fashion District BID boundaries are eligible for up to $6,000 in matching grant funds for improvements to their building’s exterior. All grants will be awarded to eligible applicants while funds are available. 

Program Details + Eligibility Criteria

Apply Here