The Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program provides grants to property and small business owners who are interested in renovating the front exterior. This grant was created to encourage property owners and small businesses to improve the exterior of their buildings and storefronts to attract new customers and beautify the area. These front exterior improvements could include signage, exterior lighting, windows, murals, painting, doors, and/or structural or design changes.
These are the projects that will be prioritized to receive funding:
Exterior improvements not only beautify an area, but intentional design elements can prevent crime and improve the neighborhood's quality of life (e.g. nighttime lighting, windows looking onto streets and parking lots, etc.).
Façade Improvement Grant funds may be requested for art murals on the façade of businesses and buildings. Preference for murals to be completed by local, minority/immigrant/women artists. If you plan to do a mural for your business or commercial property, please connect with Julia Moore, Director of Public Art to discuss your mural plans.
For information about evaluation criteria, see: https://www.lisc.org/media/filer_public/77/65/7765ec5b-271f-4de4-b635-8c7117377864/2023_facade_and_property_improvement_grant_guidlines.pdf#page=2
Additional Geographic Information:Click here for a map of the community development corporations (CDC): https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/viewer?hl=en&ll=39.80622594698876%2C-86.14896334999999&z=12&mid=1xxMt0j3fPex-RxHZz5YJBz7v89DvCi42