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Facade Grant Applications

It’s almost Façade Grant time! For this cycle, we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis from July 1-December 1. If a project has not commenced within six (6) months, the awarded amount will be distributed to another applicant.

The  Façade Grant is a program where the City will provide 50% reimbursement of the funding for a project up to $5,000 for eligible improvements to the appearance of a building in the Historic Preservation and East Main Streetscape areas.

Examples of eligible improvements for the Façade Grant funding include but are not limited to:

  1. Removal of false façades
  2. Brick cleaning, including chemical stripping, water wash or scraping (Power washing or sandblasting is not approved)
  3. Repainting
  4. Repairing and/or replacing windows and doors
  5. Repairing or installing new awnings
  6. Structural repair
  7. Installation of exterior lighting
  8. Replacement and replication of original architectural details

Examples of ineligible improvements include:

  1. Power washing or sandblasting
  2. Demolition
  3. Roof repairs
  4. Signs
  5. Parking lot improvements

The applicant must include a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Board along with their application. The application can be downloaded here.