Marketing & Promotion Grant

The grant is designed to assist commercial property owners and area businesses with improving the promotion of their businesses, thus improving the overall prosperity of the business community. This Airport Gateway Business Improvement District #40 grant program is intended to leverage local dollars, as well as support the ongoing beautification efforts of local business and property owners in the district and our community.

Applicant Eligibility: Any business or commercial property owner operating within the boundaries of the Airport Gateway Business Improvement District #40 in the City of Milwaukee is eligible to apply to this grant program.

Marketing & Promotion Definitions: Matching grant dollars may be used for any marketing costs associated with promoting the eligible business. Examples of marketing & promotion projects may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other social media boosts and advertising
  • Signage used to inform customers about offerings, hours, specials, etc.
  • Traditional print, radio and television advertising
  • Printing costs associated with brochures, coupons, mailers, booklets, etc.
  • Mailing costs associated with direct marketing campaign

Project Eligibility: A business marketing project must meet all of the requirements listed below to be considered for this reimbursement grant:

  • Project must promote Airport Gateway business.
  • Grant limits are up to 50% of the total project cost, with a limit of $500 in grant funds per project/property in a calendar year.
  • Purchase of product or services related to the grant application must only take place after your application has been approved.
  • Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for the duration of fund availability.2. Grant limits are up to 50% of the total project cost with a ceiling of $1,000 per grant.


1. Payments are made based on proof of expenditure of funds (i.e. invoices, receipts, cancelled checks, etc.) for reimbursement.

2. Funds approved for a project are for a fixed dollar amount. Cost overruns are the responsibility of the project sponsor.

3. The maximum security system grant amount is 50% of the total project cost up to and not to exceed $500.

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Marketing & Promotion Grant Application
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