Economic Development/Downtown Development Authority

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     The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created the Facade Improvement Grant Program to assist business and property owners with improvements to storefronts in the business district.

     Fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of projects approved for grants will be funded one dollar for each dollar spent by the grantee, up to a maximum grant of $2,500.00. The cost of projects exceeding $5,000.00 are eligible for grants, but the additional cost will be the responsibility of the grantee.  Projects are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
     The program is administered by the DDA Design Task Force.  Final grant amounts are determined by the DDA Board after recommendation by Design Task Force. 

Grants are available for permanent, exterior repairs and renovations including:
  • Appropriate signage
  • Awnings
  • Exterior painting
  • Window, door, and storefront or back entry feature restorations and changes
  • Landscaping  
Ineligible projects:
  • General maintenance other than painting
  • Roofs
  • Personal property & equipment
  • Window replacement
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Window tinting
  • Lighting
  • Interior window coverings and other interior renovations
  • Security systems
  • Nonpermanent fixtures
  • Billboards
  • Equipment Rental
  • Fees and Permits
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For complete guidelines and an application click below.
Facade Grant Guidelines & Application