Franklin Chamber Continues Capacity-Building Grant Program

Franklin Chamber of Commerce | June 24, 2024

Franklin Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the second round of the small business capacity-building grant program. This project of the Franklin Chamber Foundation will award 12 $2,500 grants to local small businesses.

“Small businesses are essential to the economic and social growth of a community. In Franklin, small business owners are friends and neighbors who are the foundation of our city. We are delighted to assist in strengthening these businesses that are so important to the fabric of our community and we are grateful for the funding of this program from the Franklin Economic Development Commission”, Rosie Chambers, President and CEO of the Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce shares.

Grant Applications will be available on June 25 and will be open through August 2. Small businesses of 10 or fewer full-time employees are encouraged to submit applications for the grants which may be used for initiatives such as expanding a physical space, online presence or marketing initiatives. Examples of capacity building are: user-friendly online shopping platforms, enhanced point-of-sale systems, updated websites, increased physical spaces and innovative marketing strategies.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Franklin Chamber Foundation Board of Directors and representatives from the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Discover Downtown Franklin and the Franklin Economic Development Commission. Applications will be scored on longevity, impact, sustainability, community involvement, community support, innovation and completeness of the application.

Questions regarding the Capacity Building Grants can be directed to or 317.736.6334.