The purpose is to provide incentives in the form of matching grants to encourage the retention and relocation of businesses to targeted areas within the Redevelopment Areas. The program is intended to assist businesses with costs related to signage, awnings and exterior improvements to buildings.
Existing or new businesses within targeted areas of the Redevelopment Areas are eligible to apply for assistance. Generally, the following are targeted areas:
In general, the intent of the grant is for visible improvements of the exterior façade for commercial buildings.
Existing businesses may receive awards of up to 50% of the total project cost with no single grant exceeding $2,500.
New, expanded or relocated targeted businesses may receive awards of up to 75% of the total project cost with no single grant exceeding $6,000.
Additional information about the Business Facade Grant program (PDF)