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Canton Main Street Micro Grant application deadline of Sept. 1st.

Canton Main Street is dedicated to making Canton’s downtown a vibrant and thriving center of the community. One of the four approaches used by the Main Street movement nationally, is Economic Vitality. To support this approach, it is Canton Main Street’s goal to help businesses located in our downtown district, and to bring new businesses in!

Canton Main Street wants to help entrepreneurs take steps towards opening new businesses in our downtown and to help new owners improve or expand existing businesses they’ve purchased. To this end, Canton Main Street will provide two $1,500 grants in calendar year 2022. The first $1,500 grant will have an application window from March 1st to April 1st, 2022, and be awarded in April. The second grant will have an application window from August 1st to September 1st, 2022, and be awarded in September.

Entrepreneurs must demonstrate in their application how they intend to use the funds to facilitate opening a new business. New owners of an existing business must outline how the grant will help improve services, operations, and/or products.

This is a reimbursable grant program. No funds will be disbursed until the applicant provides receipts for the expenditures approved through the application.


48 N. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520

Cole McDaniel
Executive Director
(309) 647-2677 Ext: 4
cmcdaniel@cantonillinois.org

Amanda Woodruff
Marketing & Tourism Director
(309) 647-2677 Ext: 3
awoodruff@cantonillinois.org