Open 4 Business

Do you have a great business idea? Main Street Iowa is excited to offer this program to help encourage business development efforts in Iowa’s Main Street districts around the state!  Sustainable businesses that will grow and thrive is the desired outcome! The OPEN 4 BUSINESS competition is a chance for businesses within the Downtown Cedar Falls district to compete for up to $20,000 to support their business development. Businesses must complete an application and submit a short video outlining their busiess idea and how it will benefit the local economic climate in their community. A 25% cash match is required.

Community Main Street will hold a local competition to have one business move onto the regional competition and then hopefully state for the grand prize. Listed below are all helpful documents from Main Street Iowa for your information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! Please call our office at 319-277-0213 or email Kim Bear, Executive Director, at

If you are interested in participating please let Community Main Street know as soon as possible to begin your applications!

2019 Flyer
Grant Application Sample
Budget Example
Judges Scoring Criteria

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