To return to the grant program webpage follow these links: 

The application period for the Bridge Fund 3.0 opens on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 12 PM ET and closes on Friday, January 13, at 5 PM ET. Please continue to check the ObviouslyDC website for any updates and additional program information. 

Bridge Fund 3.0 is an $8 million fund to provide financial relief to small businesses and sole proprietors in the retail, restaurant, and entertainment sectors that have experienced revenue declines or significant costs and financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the period April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021, and continue to struggle to pay for fixed expenses. Grants made to small businesses through this program may be spent on rent, payroll and labor, and operating expenses.

Bridge Fund 3.0 will prioritize businesses that have not previously received relief funds. Prior recipients of the Bridge Fund and other grant programs are eligible but are not guaranteed to receive funding

Only fill out one application per business location. Duplicate applications will not be accepted. If you own multiple businesses, you may fill out a separate application for each business for up to three businesses.

For questions or assistance regarding this grant program or application, please email FAQs can be found here.

For any technical/IT questions, please reach out to Submittable, the grants management platform, for assistance. Submittable's help page can be accessed here:

Thank you for your interest in the Commercial Property Acquisition Fund (CPAF). Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development are strategically investing up to $4 million in the Commercial Property Acquisition Fund. The CPAF is devised to provide down payment assistance through grants of up to $750,000 or 25% of the sale price, whichever is less, to eligible DC-based businesses looking to maintain and expand their operations to a physical presence by acquiring commercial property located in the District. Applications for the second round of the Commercial Property Acquisition Fund will open in early 2023.

Given the complexities of commercial real estate purchases, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development is partnering with City First Enterprises to offer a training program to provide resources and guidance to help you through the purchasing process.

This three-part training program is mandatory and must be completed prior to applying for the CPAF grant in order to be considered for eligibility. 

To have access the training videos you need to create an account. The last recording will be available at 5pm next December 12, 2022. 

For any additional questions relating to the Commercial Property Acquisition Fund, please visit ObviouslyDC for more information or contact

City First Enterprises