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NPU-V Small Business Improvement Program

You could receive a grant of between $3,000 and $10,000 for property improvements!

The NPU-V Small Business Improvement Grant (SBIG) is a grant to business or commercial property owners in the Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, and Peoplestown neighborhoods. Qualified property owners and business owners can receive between $3,000 and $10,000 for eligible exterior and interior renovations. This program is in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

SBIG Application Process

Additional instructions are listed below.

Complete Application
Mail $50 Application Fee
Email Application to Invest Atlanta
Application Due August 31, 2022

Additional  Application Details

  • Electronic applications may be sent to Ashley Rivera via email at arivera@investatlanta.com. Please use the following subject line: "(name of property or business) NPU-V SBIG Application"
  • Applications should include all required components, including a completed application and all required supporting documentation (see Guidelines). 
  • Application fee may be mailed to:

Ashley Rivera

Assistant Director, Neighborhood Revitalization

Invest Atlanta

133 Peachtree Street, Suite 2900

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

  • Submit application and fee by August 31, 2022.


  • Please note that vacant commercial properties are eligible. Residential properties (and home-based businesses) are not eligible for this grant.
  • Owners of occuped properties apply with their business owner tenants. Tenants must have a minimum 12-month lease. 
  • Properties constructed in the last 10 years are not eligible.
  • Properties with national credit tenants (i.e., national chain businesses) are not eligible.
  • Properties owned by religious institutions, public agencies or nonprofit agencies are not eligible.

Renovation Categories

  • A minimum of 50% of NPU-V SBIG funds must be used for exterior improvements to the property.
  • All exterior improvements must be visible from the public right-of-way.
  • Interior improvements should significantly enhance the customer and employee experience.
  • Additional eligible uses are located within the grant guidelines & application.
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