The BDIA Board of Directors welcomes deputations as part of our monthly meetings. Deputations are limited to 10 minutes including Q&A from the Board. If you’re requesting financial assistance or sponsorship for an event, we ask you to complete a grant application & your deputation at least 60 days prior to the event. When completing your application for a grant and/or sponsorship, it’s important to provide a description of the tangible benefits that will be achieved for Downtown businesses and building owners. Performance indicators on how you will measure the success of your event will be beneficial in the Board’s determination of financial support.