Applications Open for City of Dubuque Small Business Support Grant

Applications are now being accepted for another round of the City of Dubuque’s Small Business Support Grant, a program that provides up to $5,000 for small business owners to assist with operating costs. Business owners must meet income guidelines based on either their household or business income.

The goal of the Small Business Support Grant program is to cover business expenses while helping the business owner develop strategies for continued success. The City partners with the Fountain of Youth Program to administer the grant. Recipients will be matched with a business mentor and be required to participate in an eight-week personal and professional development program facilitated by Fountain of Youth. These qualifying requirements are meant to provide ongoing support to the business owner as they look to improve business practices and increase income.

Funds are provided as a reimbursement grant for eligible expenses, based on the recipient’s participation in both personal and professional development activities. The program aims to provide short-term assistance to keep the business operating well, and to position the business owner to improve the business over the long term.

Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2023. Additional details, supporting documents, and a link to apply are available at For more information, contact the City of Dubuque Economic Development Department at or 563-589-4393.

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