Local Business Matching Grant Form

Small businesses are vital to our local communities and economic growth.

As we all face economic challenges during this time, it’s important that as the leader in delivering our citizens the local news for over 100 years, we remain committed to keep our readers informed and the community strong.

That is why we are creating a $20,000 matching grant fund to assist local small businesses reach customers and strengthen their marketing and reopening efforts.

We stand with you.

How it works

The newspaper will provide up to $20,000 of matching advertising dollars to locally-owned businesses. We will match your advertising spend up to $1,000 a month.

Program is effective through July 31, 2020.

The grant can be used only on the following media:

• Print - Upsizing, color frequency, etc.

  • Sixteenth Page (1/16) = $85
  • Eighth Page (1/8) = $170
  • Quarter Page (1/4) = $330
  • Half Page (1/2)  = $660
  • Full Page = $1,300

• Digital Display (Campaign includes ad sizes 300x250, 300x600, 320x50, 728x90)

  • 10,000 ad impressions turns into 20,000 - $95
  • 20,000 ad impressions turns into 40,000 - $175

What you need to know

This grant is open to any locally owned business in the Southern Middle Tennessee area in need of advertising support during the COVID-19 crisis.

The newspaper is not giving away cash. Dollar-for-dollar matching grants are available up to $1,000 per month and will be awarded for use within the months of June and July.

Grant funds can be used toward print or digital advertising as specified in grant program products listed above.

Funds cannot be applied to previously run ads not applied for under this program, and cannot be credited toward outstanding advertising balances.

You must apply by visiting the link below and filling out the form. Only accepted advertisers qualify. Upon acceptance a sales representative will contact you.

APPLY HERE!

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