Downtown BOOST Program Application (2023)

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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

For questions, please contact Shantel Frederick at or 410-732-6602

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.

COVID-19 Hardship

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 Shantel Frederick at for connection to an MD SBDC consultant.
Most recent year's financial statement, including: