Grant Overview

Main Street Macon and the Macon-Bibb County Economic and Community Development department offer a Marketing Grant Program to small businesses located within Macon-Bibb County. The marketing grant was established using Community Development Block Grant funds in order to provide marketing assistance to small businesses and to create or maintain jobs that benefit low to moderate-income persons. By providing retail and business owners this opportunity, Main Street Macon seeks to establish Macon-Bibb County as an environment in which small businesses can thrive, grow, and continue to create experiences that reflect our unique community.

Marketing grant funds will be used to promote small businesses and Macon-Bibb County as a whole through advertising campaigns. Main Street Macon’s promotions committee will review each application and approve or decline the campaign at their discretion. Each grant awarded must be matched by 10% non-grant funding. Grant funding is available up to $1,500.00 per applicant, which means that if awarded the entire amount, the grantee must contribute $150.00

Deadlines and Notification 

The Main Street Macon Promotions Committee reviews Marketing Grant applications the first Tuesday of each month. The deadline for applications to be considered at the beginning of each month is noon on the first Monday of the month. Applications submitted after then will be reviewed the following month.

Applicants will receive approval, denial or suggestions for modification by the Friday following the Promotion Committee’s meeting.

Upon approval of the grant, the applicant is required to schedule a 10-minute appointment with the Main Street Macon Manager. At this time, the Manager will review the fund disbursement process and ad requirements with the applicant.


Please contact Main Street Macon Manager, Emily Hopkins, at or 478-284-5553, for additional information about applying for the program.

Applications and Guidelines

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to read the marketing grant guidelines before applying.

Download the Marketing Grant Guidelines.

Download the Marketing Grant Application.