Get Social

Get Social

If you are looking to boost your small business’s social-media presence, the Downtown Alliance has launched Get Social. The program is an opportunity for 10 Lower Manhattan storefronts to receive seven free sessions with a social media consultant and a $1,500 advertising grant. If your small business is accepted into the program, the Alliance will work with you and a social-media manager to identify your goals, develop strategies to enhance your social-media presence, organize an all-paid photoshoot of your business and launch a paid advertising plan with $1,500 distributed to you in two installments during the course of the program. 

This program is an effort to help you make your storefront more accessible to a broader range of customers and to develop your online skills as a business owner. Sessions will begin in May and run through July, with a follow-up session offered between July 31 and October 31. 

To apply for the current grant, fill out the application below. (Mail-in paper applications may be requested from the Downtown Alliance Director of Storefront Business Engagement.) The deadline for submission is March 31. By signing this application, the winner agrees to be featured in marketing and promotional materials for the Downtown Alliance. Only small businesses that are located within the boundaries of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District are eligible. Please review the terms and conditions before submitting this application. 

Please complete the following application by March 31, 2023. After you submit, you should receive an email confirming your submission.
If you do not receive confirmation, please email us at [email protected].

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Details are encouraged.

By signing or affixing my name in the signature line below, I certify that (i) affixing my name in lieu of an actual signature will have the same force and effect as a signed document, (ii) all of the information provided on the application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, (iii) the applicant has no outstanding New York State Labor Law violations, (iv) I am authorized to execute this application and (v) applicant acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions of this application and understands that the Downtown Alliance has sole discretion in all matters related to the selection of the Grant recipient.