Springboard Montclair Applications Open


Montclair Center BID Announces Grant Competition for New Businesses to Open in Downtown Montclair

 $10,000 and $15,000 Grant Awards from Springboard Montclair

The Montclair Center BID is pleased to announce Springboard Montclair, a small business start-up grant competition that will help fund two businesses to lease space in downtown Montclair, NJ.  Applications will open on Monday, May 10 at  All applications must be completed by midnight on Tuesday, June 1.  Winners will be announced by July 1, 2021.

Springboard Montclair will award two grants for new or expanding businesses: one for $10,000 (leasing less than 1500 square ft.) and one for $15,000 (leasing between 1500 and 2300 sq. ft.).  Details are available by clicking “Apply at Springboard Montclair” button at

“We are thrilled to launch this new project to bring start-ups to lease storefronts in downtown Montclair,” said Lisa Johnson, president of the Montclair Center BID.  “We are actively encouraging women, minorities and veterans to apply and strengthen our community in this time of recovery.”

“The Montclair Center BID is focused on providing solid business support to further develop our local economy,” said Jason Gleason, executive director of the Montclair Center BID.  “We are delighted to offer Springboard Montclair to bring more innovation and entrepreneurship downtown.”

The Springboard Montclair winners will also receive trainings and classes to further their success downtown.

Representing over 400 businesses and over 200 property owners in downtown Montclair, the Montclair Center BID is directly responsible for the music performances, beautification projects, including plants and decorations, banners, way-finding signage and maintenance throughout the district. By encouraging dynamic collaboration, the Montclair Center BID also creates exciting events for shoppers and tourists, marketing opportunities for retailers and restauranteurs, and actively seeks to improve the area for businesses and residents.  For more information, visit

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