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Enabled by the funding support of Los Alamos County

Los Alamos MainStreet Grant Programs

Los Alamos MainStreet offers grant programs that support businesses in the Los Alamos MainStreet district. A Small Projects Grant program provides funding for events and promotional projects that happen in the downtown district. Los Alamos MainStreet grant programs are enabled by the funding support of Los Alamos County.

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We are so thankful for the assistance Los Alamos MainStreet has given us to spruce up our front area and make it friendly and eye appealing. We are so grateful.

Diana Martinez

Senior Program Director, 

The Family YMCA

Small Projects Grants

The Los Alamos MainStreet Program is accepting applications for assistance with sponsorship of events or projects to be held in downtown Los Alamos. If the event or activity for which you’re applying won’t reside in the MainStreet district (Los Alamos or White Rock) you must indicate a specific and tangible plan to drive visitors/event participants to the downtown(s) area and document the results in the Final Report due to Los Alamos MainStreet. You may also apply for funding for your own business if the promotions (including purchase of outdoor seating equipment or other marketing materials) will help drive people to the downtown districts.

There is approximately $10,000 annually to offer in grants for organizations, businesses and clubs. This money is to be used for marketing of an event or sale, to include but not limited to print materials (flyers, t-shirts, banners, etc), radio, social media advertising, promotional items, and television. Other promotional material opportunities could be accepted by special request. This grant is a matching grant for the marketing, not the entire event, sale, or special occasion cost. 

Applications for funding of $1,000 or less will accepted.

Proposed events and activities should make sure to adhere to current COVID-Safe Practices, as outlined by the state.

For over 10 years, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has relied on a grant from Los Alamos MainStreet to help fund marketing efforts for our annual Earth Day Festival. This is our largest single event of the year and PEEC spends a huge amount of resources to ensure its success. Thanks to the MainStreet Small Project Grants, we are able to reach a larger audience and provide this popular festival to our community. What’s more, PEEC spends the grant funds on publicity items produced by local businesses, so these organizations also benefit from MainStreet support.

Beth Cortright

Adventure Program Manager

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), operator of Los Alamos Nature Center