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Our goal at Downtown Kittanning Incorporated is to foster a positive local economy through community impact projects and offering our members resources to grow their business, create new jobs, and attract new homeowners to our beautiful town.

2021 DKI Small Business Grant

Who the Grant is For:

  1. Someone wanting to start a new business in the Kittanning area defined by the 16201 zip code. 

Helpful Hint: Your business plan should be completely fleshed out and you are ready to launch or are already into your business launch.  If you are still in the early planning stages, we recommend attending the First Step: Starting A Small Business in Pennsylvania Workshop and utilize the other resources offered by the Small Business Development Center at Clarion University.  These resources are free to you and have been helpful to many businesses in the area.  You can find more information at https://www.clarion.edu/SBDC/index.html 

  1. An existing business in the 16201 zip code that wants to add a new business offering.  
  2. An existing business in 16201 zip code that has experienced economic hardship due to circumstances beyond their control such as fire, flood, health challenges, or pandemic closures.  

What the Grant Includes:

  1. $1,000 
  2. One year membership in DKI
  3. Promotion of your business through press releases and social media posts.

What are the Stipulations?

  1. Businesses must be based or being opened in the Kittanning area defined by the 16201 zip code.  
  2. Grant money must be used for the purpose specified on the grant application.
  3. Grant money must be used within 90 days of receiving the check.
  4. A representative of your company must appear in a picture with a representative of DKI that will be used for a press release and social media posts.
  5. Your business will be featured on social media posts to promote the business and or the specific project this grant was awarded for.
  6. You must submit proof that the grant funds were used for their intended purposes.
  7. You commit that If you do not use the grant money for the purpose stated on your grant application or within the 90 day timeframe, you have to pay back the funds within 15 calendar days of Downtown Kittanning, Inc.
  8. You agree that if you do not abide by these terms, DKI may file in small claims court to recover the original grant funds as well as court costs.
  9. You also agree that if you do not abide by these terms, your one year complimentary membership in DKI will be revoked.

How do I apply?
Fill out the google form at:

https://forms.gle/asj2fuB7hs9Twvtw7

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2021

    DKI Board Meeting
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • November 16, 2021

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    BS Outfitters, 259 S Jefferson St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • December 21, 2021

    DKI Board Meeting
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

Our Mission

Our goal at Downtown Kittanning Incorporated is to foster a positive local economy through community impact projects and offering our members resources to grow their business, create new jobs, and attract new homeowners to our beautiful town.

CURRENT MEMBERS

Click below for out current directory of members.

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SERVICES WE OFFER

We offer new and existing business owners the resources they need to apply for loans, grants, and programs that help teach business owners how to improve their day to day business operations.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Light Up Night and Movies in the Park are just 2 of our signature community events. We are working on developing programs to help improve the surrounding areas.

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