The Boost Grant

Provided by the OTR Chamber and Main Street Ventures


The Leap Grant/Boost Grant application is now open for the 3rd quarter of 2021. Please visit Main Street Ventures Leap Grant page to learn more and submit an application. This grant period will close August 20, 2021 .


The mission of the OTR Chamber’s Boost Grant is to benefit Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton’s small business district by strengthening our local economy, deepening the success of underrepresented entrepreneurs, and strengthening our community’s small business support system.

Grant Description:

The OTR Chamber Boost Grant is a new grant program created in June 2021 in partnership with Main Street Ventures (MSV). The Boost Grant is an evolution of the organization’s Business First and Innovation Challenge Grants and was created to best meet the needs and remove barriers of promising OTR and Pendleton businesses. As the OTR Chamber’s vision is to create a model for inclusive urban revitalization, we believe in investing in small businesses who will help us make this vision a reality.

Eligibility & Details:

The Boost Grant is available for those who apply for Main Street Venture’s Leap Grant and whose small business is located in the Over-the-Rhine or Pendleton neighborhoods. The Boost Grant will be reviewed on a quarterly basis in line with MSV’s quarterly grant cycle. The number of boost grants awarded and amounts may vary per cycle.

To Apply:

Applicants must first complete Main Street Venture's Leap Grant online application . While filling out the questionnaire, applicants will be asked if the business is located in OTR or Pendleton. If the business checks "yes" they will be sent via email a link to additional application materials for the Boost Grant. NOTE: Applicants must complete both the MSV Leap Grant and OTR Chamber Boost Grant application materials to be considered for the Boost Grant.