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Façade Grant Program


The program offers grants to property owners and tenants in the downtown development authority (DDA) district to renovate and rehabilitate building facades. This program is designed to leverage private improvements that contribute to the overall aesthetics and viability of the district.The program also offers limited funding for new signage on an annual basis.

For building façade improvements (non-signage), the program offers a reimbursable dollar-for-dollar matching grant for the cost of eligible improvements. The grant amount shall not exceed $10,000. This grant will be offered on an ongoing basis as funding permits. The award amount is based on available funds, applicants and other variables. The DDA may also provide up to $1,000 (no dollar for dollar match required) for professional architectural and design assistance for façade construction. This must be from a professional firm not associated with the contractor performing the work.

The program is for properties located within the DDA district Applicants can be property owners or tenants. A tenant application must have the property owner’s signature on the application.

Eligible Improvements

  • Removal of materials that cover original architectural details
  • Repair, restoration or replacement of original architectural details
  • Exterior lighting
  • Repainting and/or repair of façade, including brick, masonry and wood, depending on the level of impact
  • Glazing and exterior door replacement
  • Improvements that meet building and sign code requirements
  • Other improvements at the discretion of the DDA board

Ineligible Improvements

  • Any improvements made prior to grant approval
  • Interior improvements or decorations
  • Removal of architecturally important features
  • New construction and additions
  • Inventory and equipment
  • Sweat equity or applicant’s own personal labor
  • Plantings or landscaping
  • General or routine maintenance and cleaning

We regret to inform you that we are not currently accepting applications for our façade grant program due to insufficient funding. We understand the importance of maintaining and improving our community's architectural aesthetics, and we remain committed to exploring opportunities to secure additional resources for future initiatives. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to stay updated on any developments regarding funding availability for our façade grant program.

Thank you for your understanding.