Holiday Cheer Grant

Christmas Lights
Holiday Cheer
Christmas Lights

We're helping downtown businesses and organizations get in the holiday spirit with the Holiday Cheer Grant Program!

Grants for up to $300 ($900 for property owners with multiple tenants) are available for businesses and non-profit organizations in the Main Street District. Funds can be used for decorations (lights, ornaments, garland, trees, etc.), scheduled music services, and installations.


November 24, 2021:   Deadline to submit applications
(note: this is a first come, first served program; awards will be made on a rolling basis until funds are expended)

December 3, 2021:     Deadline by which funded decorations are to be installed

December 20, 2021:   Deadline for submitting receipts for reimbursement

January 31, 2022:       Deadline to remove holiday decorations

Steps to Apply:

-Fill out the application and required attachments.

-Submit the application before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Application Process 

• Complete the entire application, providing all information requested.
• Return the application, along with the attached W9, Vendor Form, and Hold Harmless Agreement, to the Department of Community & Economic Development no later than November 24, 2021, 12:00 pm.
                  o Email to o OR, mail/deliver to 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200A, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
• If your application is approved, you will receive an award letter by email directing you to purchase the products/services outlined in your application, to retain your receipts, and to submit receipts and itemized form to our office no later than Monday, December 20, 2021.
• If your application is approved, install decorations no later than Friday, December 3, 2021.
• In order to be reimbursed, receipts and itemized list of purchases must be submitted to the Department of Community & Economic Development no later than December 20, 2021. Dates on receipts must show that the purchase occurred after application approval date.