Retail Business Assistance Fund: The City is offering up to $5,000 in grant funds for leasehold improvements of existing retail businesses. The reimbursement grant will cover up to 50% of the total improvement costs for qualifying businesses. The program’s initial deadline is November 15, 2013 at 5:00pm and applicants will be ranked on various criteria with the highest scoring applicants receiving grants. Use the following links to review the guidelines and application for this program. For more information about these programs contact Randall Toussaint, Economic Development Coordinator, at (240) 487-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.