Heart of Jasper announces grant program for new, existing businesses

Jasper — Heart of Jasper in coordination with The Genesis 12 Project has created a new business incentive to provide financial assistance for new and expanding businesses in the Downtown and Riverfront Areas of Jasper, Indiana.

Heart of Jasper is focused on creating a unique and fun environment in downtown Jasper. One of the ways it achieves these goals is to attract new businesses to the Heart of Jasper district.

The Genesis 12 Project is founded on the Biblical principle that “we are blessed SO THAT we will be a blessing to others”, recognizing that God has blessed us in numerous ways and that the best way to enjoy and celebrate these blessings is to be a blessing to others.

Funded by a generous anonymous donor, Genesis 12 worked with Heart of Jasper in 2021 to provide grants for several existing businesses impacted by Covid-19.

The two have partnered again to create this new business incentive program. They are seeking businesses that specialize in home, retail, food or beverage, arts, or entertainment. Potential awardees of the new grant program can be a start-up business, an existing business that would like to relocate to the Heart of Jasper district, or a current business that would like to expand into the district. 

Here is a map of the district Heart of Jasper has designated as its impact area.

Grants will be awarded on an upfront lump sum or reimbursement basis, following an application procedure and approval.

To request an application or for additional information, please contact Kate Schwenk at info@heartofjasper.org.


About Heart of Jasper

Heart of Jasper is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed through the nationwide organization Main Street America.  The mission is to create the epicenter of activity for the community by leveraging existing assets, transforming those in need, and instilling new energy through creative programs and collaborative leadership.  The vision is to create the best small town experience for all.  

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