Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program

Indys Kitchen 2442 Central 1The 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.

To apply, call LISC’s direct line for the Small Business Facade Program at (317) 454-8500 and/or download the 2017 Facade Grant Application.

Design Assistance Funds:

FOCUS is currently soliciting proposals from design or architecture professionals to provide design assistance to building-owners undertaking improvements partially-funded through the Façade Improvement Program. Please submit electronically to by Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm. Final selection and notification of the applicants will take place by the end of December. LISC will enter into a contract with the Design Consultant from February 1, 2018 through December 31st , 2018. Please click here to download the application.

Thank you our Facade Grant partners:


For additional information about this program, please contact:

Cari Morales
Program Associate

(317) 454-8500