2023 Rochester Downtown Alliance Start-up Grant

Please see grant requirements and evaluation criteria here
Grant Q& A Zoom, November 21 at 1-2p
To apply:
Send the following materials to Clare Tarr:

-Completed application (form below)
-Your event, activity, or program budget that shows both expenses and anticipated revenue and/or in-kind contributions including requested amount from RDA. Please include the cost of city permits in your budget.
-Marketing plan describing how RDA’s brand will be used
-Inspiration photos

This information can be mailed/e-mailed with or attached to this application (below).
Each submitted request will be initially reviewed by RDA staff for completeness. Grants that meet requirements will be sent to the review committee. Those applications that meet all the grant requirements will be asked to participate in a Pitch Night January 11, 2023.
1.      November 14, 2022: Applications open
2.      November 21, 2022: 1 p.m. Zoom Organizer Planning Q&A
a.      Applicants can send questions ahead of time, and we’ll send a recording in case applicants cannot attend.
3.      November 30, 2022: 6 p.m. Grant application workshop in person
4.      December 5, 2022: Applications close
5.      December 5-12, 2022: Applications reviewed for completeness including attached requirements
6.      December 19, 2022: Contact applicants who will participate in the Pitch Night*
7.      December 28, 2023: In person Pitch Night workshop
8.      January 11, 2023: Pitch Night in Discovery Square
*Pitch Night: A fun and interactive opportunity to present your event, activity, or program to the review committee and attendees.