The Main Street business support Program
The Centro Main Street Program promotes resiliency and success among San Antonio’s downtown small businesses.
We envision a healthy downtown ecosystem inclusive of street-level retail, minority and women-owned, mom-and-pop, legacy, and micro-businesses.
Storefront Resiliency Initiative
Our Storefront Resiliency Initiative offers two grants to help downtown small businesses be more resilient and responsive to unexpected property damage. Businesses are invited to apply for one or both grants at this time.
Grants will be awarded to eligible businesses on a first-come, first-serve basis at the discretion of Centro until funds are depleted.
COVID Impact Grants
Small Business COVID Impact Grants Program will provide financial support in the form of grants to micro and small business owners who continue to be impacted by the pandemic. The program, funded by the City of San Antonio and administered by LiftFund, has dedicated $17,000,000 Million in funding to support for-profit small businesses with grants up to $35,000. An additional $10,000 construction impact supplement is available for those who qualify.
Follow the links below to connect to the Centro team for application assistance or directly apply for the grant.
Holidays on Houston Street Pop-Ups
Centro San Antonio’s Holidays on Houston St. Initiative is a retail incubator program that connects small businesses, creatives, makers, and entrepreneurs with short term ready-to-lease retail opportunities in downtown San Antonio.
Follow the links below to learn more about the program and apply starting August 1 – August 31.
Centro Main Street Navigator Services
The Main Street program supports small businesses through direct outreach, one-on-one business consultations, connection to resources, educational programming, and advocacy.
Connect with our Main Street Navigator to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
- COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator
- Small Business Development Center
- Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
- Other UTSA Economic Development Programs
- South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network
- International Trade Center
- Technology Commercialization Center
- National Information Clearinghouse
- Center for Government Contracting
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center
- Center for Community and Business Research
- Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
STRENGTHEN YOUR INTERNET PRESENCE
Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your digital footprint.
FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE
INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS
TWITTER BUSINESS PAGE
TIKTOK FOR BUSINESS
Optimizing Your Online Presence Webinar Series
Centro developed a series of free webinars to help businesses optimize their online presence. These seven sessions cover social media, online sales (for retail and restaurants), data safety, easy web building, customer management and lead generation, and search engine optimization. Just sign up and select the webinar you’d like to watch!
We Can Help
Contact us to learn more about our small business support and to schedule a meeting with our Main Street Navigator.