Need to Know
The Shop Local Grant program will be in effect from now through June 30th, 2020. Our program will help to get locally-owned businesses in Southwestern Pennsylvania back up and running. Any locally-owned company with two or fewer locations can apply for a matching advertising grant. Through these grants we will match up to $250,000 in advertising. The advertising match has a minimum monthly spend, and the match must occur in the same month as the cash spend. Grants will be awarded monthly, but can renew the following month, through August, for the same amount if the business chooses.
All grants are subject to our approval and will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The grants are for advertising in qualifying products only.
Existing customers or new businesses may apply. Existing customers will need to spend at least as much as they averaged per month in the last 12-months to qualify.
Only companies in good financial standing with the Bedford Gazette will qualify. Winning applicants will be notified immediately and issued a voucher.
It is our goal to notify applicants on the status of their grant within three business days. Grant recipients permit use of their name and company logo for promotional purposes. When possible, the grantee will include the Shop Local marketing grant logo in their advertising.
The use of the grant money will be limited to these products:
Display Advertising, Classified Advertising, Online Advertising.