GRANT APPLICATION Grants are available only to non-profit organizations; individuals may not apply.

Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of ANC 3E. Within 60 days of the issuance of

any grant, the grantee must provide to the Commission a statement as to the use of the funds consistent

with the grant application, complete with receipts that support the expenditures. Grants may be

submitted by e-mail to or mailed to ANC 3E c/o: The Lisner-Louise-Dickson-

Hurt Home at the address above.

Please complete all items. Incomplete applications will be returned and not considered. Attach

additional pages if needed.

1. Applicant Organization

Name:_Tenleytown Main Street (TMS)_____________________________________________________

Address: 4545 42nd St., NW Suite 214 Washington, DC 20016___________________________

Contact Person: Leigh Catherine Miles, Executive Director_______ Telephone: 202-362-1815__________

e-mail: lcmiles@tenleytownmainstreet.org_________________________

2. Project Information

Name of Project: Tenleytown Main Street – COVID 19 Recovery & Resilience

Description of Project:


Founded in 2015, Tenleytown Main Street (TMS) is a community-based nonprofit organization that

works with residents and local businesses to strengthen the economic vitality of Tenleytown. We seek

to achieve a business district that is a thriving, walkable, and friendly neighborhood center that retains

its small town feel with up-to-date urban amenities. Our portfolio of programs is intended to meet the

unique needs of our business district, including marketing and special events, public and urban green

space maintenance, small business consulting, and financial support for storefront and business

operation improvements.


Across the nation and here at home, businesses are shuttered and livelihoods are under threat due to

COVID-19. Scores of Tenleytown Main Street’s small, locally-owned businesses face unprecedented

challenges. Our organization stands steadfast at the frontlines, providing support to sustain businesses

in the short-term and position them to rebound once this current crisis has passed.

Even before DC’s economy started to contract, TMS launched a COVID-19 hub on our website to keep

customers connected to businesses and businesses to financial and technical support. TMS then quickly

mobilized to provide $31,000 in emergency and technical assistance grants to 22 local businesses. Our

staff has also worked one-on-one with more than 50 businesses, providing over 250 hours of pro-bono

technical assistance to help them adapt their business operations, access government relief programs,

and apply for local and national financial assistance. We are dedicated to ensuring our business district

and community emerges strong from this crisis.

As our business district moves into a phased re-opening, TMS support for small, local businesses will


 Emergency small business grants and recovery seed funding

 Technical support to help businesses adapt to new market conditions

 Training and preparedness resources for owners and employees as businesses reopen

 Marketing and promotional support for local businesses

 Other essential initiatives as our neighborhood transitions into recovery

In support of Tenleytown Main Street’s COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience program, TMS is requesting a

$1,400 grant from ANC 3E for Health & Cleaning Starter Kits for businesses as part of Phase I and Phase

II reopening.

A phased reopening will require new, enhanced approaches toward cleaning places of businesses to

protect the health of employees and customers. In the current context, businesses are experiencing

challenges in procuring necessary cleaning products as some of their existing vendors are unable to

source products on a reliable schedule, have limited products, and/or are charging a premium for

cleaning products. Working through established Main Street relationships with DC-based vendors, TMS

intends to provide Tenleytown small businesses with Health & Cleaning Starter Kits, consisting of

gloves, commercial grade cleaners, commercial grade sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and/or

disposable face masks. These basic kits would help businesses begin implementing new cleaning

practices while they establish regular supply chains for necessary products. Our intention is to leverage

bulk purchasing to distribute kits widely.


Tenleytown Main Street is dedicated to promoting, improving, and strengthening the Tenleytown

business district. The proposed projects would contribute to the sustainability of the unique small, local

businesses that are an essential part of the vibrant community residents desire. With the prospect of

up to 40% of small businesses closing nationwide, it is imperative that we provide support to

Tenleytown small businesses, many of which have served this community for decades.

Location of Project: Tenleytown Main Street corridor, along Wisconsin Avenue between Van Ness and

Fessenden streets.

Total Project Cost: $17,200

Grant Request: $1,400

Where will additional funds needed to complete the project come from? Tenleytown Main Street is an

officially designated DC Main Streets program and is funded in part by the DC Department of Small and

Local Business Development. Funding for administrative and some project expenses are provided for

under the DSLBD grant. Funding from ANC 3E would complement, but not duplicate, assistance from the

DC government. Additional funding for COVID 19 Recovery & Resilience is being raised through private


Budget for the proposed ANC 3E grant:

Health & Cleaning Kits: $1,400

Each kit would cost between $100 and $150, depending upon product pricing. TMS is currently working

with local suppliers on bulk order pricing to reduce per kit costs. Kits are anticipated to include disposable

masks, gloves, disinfectant, hand sanitizer, and bleach.

The expenses must be incurred within 60 days of receipt of funds or a signed contract must be submitted

to the Commission. Once the contracted services are complete, which should be done within 6 months

from receipt of funds, the grantee must forward a copy of a paid receipt to the Commission. The funds

may not be used for routine expenses. As a duly authorized representative of the Applicant, I submit this

grant request.

Date: Resubmitted June 18, 2020

Signature: _________________________________________________________________

Print Name: Leigh Catherine Miles______________________________________________

TMS Grant Application – COVID Recovery & Resilience (REVISED2)

TMS Grant Application – COVID Recovery & Resilience (REVISED)