Four Bridge-the-Gap grants for downtown Toccoa businesses available

Bridge-The-Gap grants have been awarded to 22 businesses.

Keka Burtch, Star Styles by Keka

TOCCOA, GA – May 11, 2020 – Main Street Toccoa is pleased to announce that it has

Kaitlan Long, Downtown Flowers

disbursed Bridge-the-Gap grant funding to 22 businesses in the downtown district thus far, totaling $5,500 in grant funds. These funds will be used to pay for mortgage, rent, or utility needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Bridge-the-Gap grant fund was authorized by the Toccoa City Commission, making use of the remaining fiscal year 2020 façade grant funds, to assist those consumer-facing small retail businesses in Downtown Toccoa that have been forced to close or operate at a smaller scale because of social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebekah Gailer, Spa & Salon Anastasia

“We are thankful for the opportunity to provide this funding to our downtown businesses,” said Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton. “These small grants will support our downtown storefronts as they open once again to visitors.”


The Main Street Program reminds eligible businesses that there are four more grants available for disbursement, and that the grant program officially closes on Friday, May 15th at 5pm. On July 1st, the Bridge-the-Gap grant fund will be discontinued with the return of the regular downtown Façade Grant program.


The application may be found at https://www.mainstreettoccoa.com/bridge-the-gap-grant.


For more information, please contact Hamilton at chamilton@cityoftoccoa.com


Patti Joiner, Troup's Studio & Gifts

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