FRIENDS OF THE DDA

The Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is currently raising funds to go toward the Downtown Business Relief Fund.  This fund was created to assist small businesses in hopes to award as many microgrants as possible to qualified businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

The Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The purpose of the Friends of the DDA is to support the services and programs of the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority within the established DDA district, in order to promote the revitalization of Downtown Iron Mountain.

Applications for the Downtown Business Relief Fund microgrants will be reviewed and scored by the Downtown Business Relief Fund Committee and recommendations will be approved by the Friends of the DDA Board of Directors.

USES OF GRANT FUNDS: Grant funds may be used for approved business-related operational costs, such as rent, utilities, or development of an e-commerce site for the business. 

CRITERIA:
1. Applicant must be located within the downtown district of Iron Mountain, MI (see map below for reference.)
2. Applicant must be an independently-owned retail store, restaurant, or personal care business with 25 employees or less
2. An eligible business cannot be part of a national retail or restaurant chain.
3. An eligible business must have been closed or partially closed during normal business hours under Governor Whitmer's Stay at Home Order/Declared State of Emergency.  
4.  If grant awardee has multiple locations including site(s) outside of downtown Iron Mountain, all grant funds from the Downtown Business Relief Fund must be used in association with the downtown Iron Mountain business location.
 
GRANT TARGET AREA: Retail, restaurants/bars/cafes, or service businesses located within the Iron Mountain Downtown Development District (see map below.)

 


Donations to the Downtown Business Relief Fund can be made at any time by going to: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/downtown-business-relief-fund/friendsofdda 

Checks can also be mailed to:

Friends of the DDA
501 S. Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Our Purpose

A purpose is a statement of why we exist.

The purpose of the Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is to support the services and programs of the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority within the established DDA district, in order to promote the revitalization of Downtown Iron Mountain.

The Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Downtown District 

DDA DISTRICT MAP.jpg

Click below to download a map of the Iron Mountain Downtown District

501 S. Stephenson Ave.

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

906-774-8534

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