BOOST Stone Mountain gives small businesses a lift

BOOST Stone Mountain gives small businesses a lift 

Stone Mountain, GA – The City of Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority has created a new grant program for local small businesses called BOOST Stone Mountain. The grant is funded by local “investors” who want to see small businesses thrive in the Village. The first round of grant applications will be accepted through July 1 and awarded on July 31. 

Investors contribute a minimum of $200 a year with a commitment to remain part of the BOOST Stone Mountain group for two years. “This is a financial commitment that directly impacts a small business owner,” says Mary Beth Reed, Chair of the DDA, “As a small business owner myself, I know how much every little bit can make a difference.” 

Business owners are able to apply for grants quarterly. Grants are available for things like signage, equipment, marketing or advertising needs, and interior or exterior renovations. Funds are not to be used for day to day operating expenses. Grants will be made for amounts between $100 and $1000. 

“With our Façade Grant program and now BOOST Stone Mountain, we have two different tools to assist our small businesses. BOOST is community members putting their money directly to work. I can’t wait for the day we award our first grant!” says Mechel McKinley, Executive Director. 

The BOOST Stone Mountain forms are posted on the City of Stone Mountain website ( Interested investors should contact Mechel McKinley at

The mission of the DDA is to foster an environment that sustains current businesses and encourages future growth and development while enhancing the historic character of our city using the Main Street approach.