Applications for the Trib Total Media Shop Local Marketing Grant will close on April 30, 2021. Over the past year, Trib Total Media has approved 490 businesses and $3,087,048 in grant funds.
“As an independently owned company, we understand the unprecedented impact of this crisis. But we are a strong, resilient business community. By supporting each other, we will position ourselves for a comeback. We want to be sure we are doing our part to support that comeback,” said Jennifer Bertetto, President and CEO of Trib Total Media.
Trib Total Media launched the Shop Local Marketing Grant in April 2020 to assist local businesses with their marketing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, the program was set to award up to $250,000 in matching funds through August 31, 2020. However, after an overwhelming response, just 7 short hours after launch, the grant was expanded to $1 million. Trib Total Media renewed the grants each month through the end of 2020 and a second grant program ultimately launched on January 1, 2021.
“The response has been incredible,” added Matt Miller, Trib Total Media Chief Revenue Officer. “We were in a position to give our advertising partners a helping hand when they needed it most and that is exactly what we did.”
Applications can be submitted through April 30, 2021.