DMS support involves project advice, expertise and funding. We're able to fund up to $25,000 to pilot solutions to main street challenges. Project funds can be used to purchase technology and/or hire staff/consultants to implement the proposed pilot project.
Pilot projects proposed under the Digital Main Street Lab must adhere to the following criteria:
Must include at least one of the following partners – a BIA, SBEC, chamber, municipality or RIC.
Must have an identified end-user collaborator (i.e. a BIA, RIC or group of main street businesses).
Pilot must be applicable and scalable to other businesses, events and main street communities.
Must help enable the economic viability of main street.
Additional Program Resources
In addition to receiving a project support, successful pilot projects would also have the option to leverage the following additional resources:
Pilot Project Examples
The following are examples of potential pilot projects: