The BID is here to help the members of the Golden Triangle community. If you have any questions about any of the programs, resources, or information listed below, please contact us.
BID ASSISTANCE & PRIVATE SUPPORT
- The Golden Triangle BID is hosting a series of webinars related to business recovery. Past topics include Coming Together Again: Planning to Return to the Workplace and Retail Trends & Strategies. Watch recordings of our webinars here.
- Restaurants in the Golden Triangle wishing to convert street parking to outdoor seating or temporary curbside pick-up/delivery zones should please contact us.
- The Golden Triangle BID continues to actively promote neighborhood businesses and the special deals, online orders, or gift cards they are selling, through the BID’s social media, local news contacts, and website. Contact us to share your information!
- LISC is offering grants to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19, particularly entrepreneurs of color and women- and veteran-owned businesses. To apply for the current round of grants, click here.
- The Greater Washington Community Foundation is also offering rounds of grants for non-profits addressing the basic needs of DC-area residents through its Emergency Response Fund. View RFP requirements and updates here.
- There are also lists of immediate cash relief funds for employees in various industries, such as:
- FREE SIGNS. We are providing free custom signs (design and printing) for retailers and restaurants to hang in their doors and windows. Click here to see a draft of the sign. These signs can help communicate that while many businesses are partially closed, they are OPEN for online sales and ordering and requiring customers to observe safety measures. This is a unified neighborhood-wide effort for area businesses to accomplish the following:
- Help with the cost/logistics of getting nice, clear, professional signs in people’s windows
- Unify efforts with a poster campaign that shows that the neighborhood is still open for business and we are all #GoldenTriangleDCStrong.
- We are working with a graphic designer and a local printer to create the signs and covering all associated costs. The signs carry the same branding and a brief tagline/info about the program in addition to your business hours, phone number/website, or other info. If you’d like to participate or see examples, please contact us.
- Google is offering a webinar on the topic of managing your business remotely in times of uncertainty, along with a virtual learning kit containing a list of takeaways from the webinar, tips for small businesses from their national partners, and a handout on Google My Business. View a recording of the webinar here and download the virtual learning kit here.
DC LEGISLATION & PROGRAMS
- For all updates about DC’s phased reopening, including the latest Mayor’s Orders and business requirements, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
- For updates on WMATA’s COVID-19 response and recovery plan, visit www.wmata.com/service/covid19/
- Applicants for DC’s Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program should have received notification about grant awards by DMPED or notices that they need to provide additional documentation. You can also visit this site for more info: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/dc-small-business-recovery-grants
- To apply for unemployment assistance, go to www.does.dcnetworks.org.
- The federal Small Business Administration is no longer accepting applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) except for agricultural businesses. Applicants who already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be notified on a rolling basis. (For more info, check the SBA website.)
- Applications are still being accepted for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program; more info here.
- For information about guaranteed paid sick leave, expanded paid childcare leave, and exemptions for small businesses, visit the Department of Labor website.