The Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program is a component of FOCUS that provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. These improvements could include new signage, windows, painting, and/or structural or design changes. This is a rebate program where business and property owners receive reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of the project in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for completed work. The goal is to build long-lasting relationships that connect neighborhoods with businesses and new resources to revitalize urban markets.
2018 Small Business Facade Program:
The applications for 2018 will be due in three rounds:
Round 1: Applications due February 16, 2018
Round 2: Applications are due April 13, 2018. If you submitted an application by the April 13 deadline, you will receive a response on your application in late May.
Round 3: Applications are due June 15, 2018.
If you submit an application by the June 15 deadline, you will receive a response on your application in mid-late July.
Property owners interested in pro-bono design assistance can apply in February to prepare for full application in April 2018. Just interested in design assistance? Click here.
To apply, please fill out the 2018 Small Business Facade Program online form.
Click here to read the 2018 Small Business Facade Program application guidelines.
Thank you our Facade Grant partners:
For additional information about this program, please contact: