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TDI Local

TDI Local is a small grants program that supports local market development. These small grants foster business, resident, and property owner engagement and build community identity while improving the public realm.

TDI Local requires awardees to demonstrate a competitive match and makes grants through four categories:

  • Local Lift, to enhance storefront improvement programs;
  • Lease it Local, to provide lease subsidies and small build-out grants to businesses opening in vacant storefronts;
  • Find it Local, to increase business district visibility, marketing, lighting, and wayfinding; and
  • A unique program category designed by the applicant to support small businesses within their district.

TDI Local funding is awarded as block grants to representative public or not-for-profit organizations within the TDI Partnerships. The block grants, matched with local funding, are distributed to sub-grantees through locally developed programs designed to suit those individual communities’ needs and priorities.

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For more information, contact:

Andrew Levine
TDI Operations Manager
Direct: 617-330-2071
Email: alevine@massdevelopment.com