Grants Available for Heritage Corridor Members


Back 2 Business Small Business Recovery Grants

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries.

Eligible restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of DCEO's efforts to support ongoing recovery in hard-hit industries. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program. 

Applications will are open now through May 10, 2023. Familiarize yourself with program eligibility requirements and reach out to local community navigators with any questions.

Eligibility & Program Information

A brief summary of program information can be found here:





Funding Available $50 million $75 million $50 million 
Award Range $5,000-$50,000 Up to $1,500 per room $5,000-$250,000
Impact of Receiving Prior Award

Ineligible if business received any prior state relief funding (B2B, BIG, RRF) or more than 10K in local funding 

Businesses who received federal funding, including PPP are eligible.

Amount of state or local grants received deducted from overall award amount. Grant based only on 2021 losses for businesses that received prior state relief funding (BIG or B2B)
Spending Guidelines Flexible spending to support losses 80% for payroll related costs; 20% flexible spending  Flexible spending to support losses
Examples of Eligible Businesses (detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the documents below)
  • Restaurants
  • Taverns
  • Bars
  • Caterers
  • Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Inns
  • Lodging sites
  • Performing and presenting arts
  • Theaters
  • Museums
  • Cultural heritage organizations
  • Arts education


Additional Program Information

One Pagers: Topline program information

B2B Restaurants

B2B Hotel

B2B Arts

Eligibility Guidelines Documents: Detailed eligibility information

B2B Restaurants

B2B Hotels

B2B Arts

Webinars about the grant will take place at these dates/times: