Downtown BOOST Program Application

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The Downtown BOOST (Black-Owned and Occupied Storefront Tenancy) Program: Presented by Fearless will support the long-term success of 5 creative, Baltimore-based entrepreneurs in prime storefronts in Downtown Baltimore, while simultaneously developing signature amenities for Downtown Baltimore residents and visitors alike. Winners are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in grant funding and extensive wraparound support.
Before beginning the application, please refer to this document, which includes:

• The Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility information, process, timelines, and Frequently Asked Questions

• The Storefront Brochure that includes more information on the available storefronts

Applicant Information

Please fill out the following sections with requested information.
First Name
Last Name

Business Information

Please fill out the following sections with requested information.

Storefront Selection

Narrative Responses

Please answer each of the following questions in 500 words or less.

Document Upload

Please submit the following documentation:

See example business plan here. Plans or pitch decks should include web/social presence,
marketing plan, market research, and business summary.

The Maryland Small Business Development Center is available to assist any
prospective applicants create a business plan. Please contact Samuel Storey at for connection to an MD SBDC consultant.
Most recent year's financial statement, including: