Kingman Main Street is an enthusiastic team of motivated volunteers working to facilitate the revitalization of downtown Kingman, Arizona. Over the past number of years, downtown Kingman has seen a wonderful resurgence of interest and business commitment which is making Kingman more inviting and improving our quality of life. Kingman Main Street is working on keeping that momentum going. Public art projects, parklets, community events, community gardens, and temporary landscaping are a few examples of what Kingman Main Street is all about.
BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Launches Main St. Matters
Grant funding program to sustain the heart of our communities
(Lake Havasu City, AZ) April 29, 2020 - Life has taken a drastic turn in the wake of
the current crisis, forcing small businesses to shift nearly every aspect of their daily
functions. Behind each small business is a family, giving it their all, but still caught
amidst compounding negative impact. Start-ups, hometown offerings, and Main
Street shops comprise a significant economic footprint, so now is the time to extend
a helping hand. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest is proud to
launch the BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program , designed to provide essential
funding during this unprecedented time.
“Main Street businesses are the lifeblood of our economy,” says Matthew Fehling,
President & CEO of BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest. “Their strong threads weave
through the nation, tying communities together, and without them, everyone
suffers. These businesses have supported BBB services for over 100 years, so being
able to give back in a time of crucial need is an honor.”
BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest has taken an innovative approach to guide small
and start-up ventures and their forward-thinking strategies focus on building ethical
businesses from the ground up. Crucial funds provided by the BBB Main St. Matters
Grant Program will ensure these businesses have a fighting chance. BBB Serving
the Pacific Southwest is asking businesses to share their stories, and how the
funding will assist in sustaining their mission.
Grant Program Details
● Open to small business, with priority given to those with 5-20 employees
● $500 or $1000 grant amounts will be awarded
● The grant is open to qualified small businesses that are in good standing with
BBB and uphold BBB Standards for Trust . We will consider a company's
history of community involvement, including but not limited to, BBB
● Businesses must operate in the BBB of the Pacific Southwest service area
(Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai
and Yuma Counties in AZ, and San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties in
● Applicants must not have previously received relief or emergency funding,
loan, award or grant resulting from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.
Read more for additional criteria and grant application .
The BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program is launching in partnership with Desert
Financial Credit Union , who has contributed a generous, matching donation to the
fund. In order to keep this momentum going, BBB of the Pacific Southwest is
seeking additional donations to continue with the expected demand of the program.
Reach out to get involved and support the BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program.
More Than Money: Wrap Around Benefits
The BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program is more than funding; it is a hand up to
the most deserving businesses. Grant recipients will also receive a variety of
educational resources, mentorship from industry leaders and other in-kind offerings
to ensure continued stability and an open path towards success and progress. BBB
of the Pacific Southwest daily webinars and a frequently updated resource page are
available immediately to supply the latest information to help businesses navigate
through the COVID-19 crisis.
About the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest.
For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses
and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking
more than 232 million Business Profiles views - all available to the public for free at bbb.org .
Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and
Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma, and
Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited
Businesses, making it one of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation
contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace.
BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.