Apply to the 2018 Small Business Challenge through December 22nd


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CDD is currently accepting applications to the 2018 Small Business Challenge. The Challenge invites Cambridge small businesses, business associations, and groups of neighborhood businesses to propose projects that promote neighborhood business interests and shared goals related to improved design, promotion, and business resilience in a commercial area. 

Project proposals related to neighborhood tourism and events planning, technology and skill training, or research and business planning will be considered. Staff from CDD's economic development division will award one-time grant funds between $1,000 and $5,000 to well-designed projects to be implemented by May 2018.

The deadline to apply to the Small Business Challenge is December 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants can download an application form here.

For additional information, eligibility requirements, and FAQs, visit

Read about past Small Business Challenge projects.


For More Information

Contact Christina DiLisio at 617/349-4601 or