Curb Appeal Grant
This program provides a matching grant as an incentive to property owners to enhance the exterior appearance (curb appeal) of their property. The program is available to owners of residentially used properties. Participants in the program must provide a minimum of 25% matching funds.
This program is available to:
- Residentially used owner-occupied or rental property.
- All projects must be visible from public sidewalk and/or street right-of-way (typically within the front or side yards).
INELIGIBLE PROPERTIES - A property which has any of the following conditions is ineligible:
- Owner owes the City of Green Bay any money or debt such as delinquent property taxes and/or outstanding citations. This does not include loan balances associated with other City programs.
- Has an open Correction Notice. Applications that are submitted for projects that will close a Correction Notice will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Property that has received Curb Appeal Grant Program funds within any of the three categories are not eligible for another grant within the same category for a minimum of 12 months.
- Properties owned by a current elected official of the City of Green Bay or by a government entity.
- Applicants must submit a completed application packet, including “before” photos, prior to any work being completed in order to be considered for a Curb Appeal Grant Program.
- The Curb Appeal Grant Program is a reimbursement grant. The applicant is required to pay all expenses related to their approved project and then submit for reimbursement from the City. At the discretion of the Program Coordinator, payment directly to professional contractors from the City may be applicable if the participant is low to moderate income.
- For any painting or staining projects applicants are required to remove peeling paint and prime surfaces prior to painting or staining. Photo documentation of finished prep work is required. *Be aware lead based paint testing/remediation may be required but is an eligible for reimbursement.
- Owner must agree to obtain all necessary approvals and permits, if needed.
- All work must meet local, state and national standards and regulations.
- All project participants will receive the EPA brochure “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home” and “The Lead Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right”.
Maximum grant levels are tiered depending on the type of project(s) proposed as follows:
- Landscaping – Maximum grant $1,000 (75% of project cost up to $1,000).
- Exterior building rehabilitation – Maximum grant $2,500 (75% of project cost up to $2,500).
- Site improvements – Maximum grant $5,000 (75% of project cost up to $5,000).
Participants are encouraged to go above the grant cap with improvements and to compliment funds from this program with other housing programs.
- All applicants must submit a complete application in order to be considered for a Curb Appeal Grant Program. A complete application includes:
- A completed Application (PDF). This Form must include an itemized description of the proposed project and an estimated cost for each item. Any item not listed will not be considered for reimbursement. If the project is being completed by a contractor, a signed copy of their estimate to complete the work must be attached.
- "Before" photos of the proposed project. Applications will not be considered if "before" photos are not submitted.
- A complete W-9 Form (PDF). A W-9 form must be submitted in order to be eligible for the program. This form is required in order to process reimbursement requests.
- Once the application is considered complete, the Program Coordinator will review the application to ensure that the proposed project(s) is/are eligible under the Program Guidelines (PDF).
- If the application meets program requirements, the Program Coordinator determines the amount of award based on the estimated cost, grant caps, and required fund match.
- An award letter will be sent to the applicant informing them that their application has been approved and indicating the estimated amount to be awarded. The applicant has twelve (12) months to complete the project(s).
- Completed applications should be submitted to:
Department of Community and Economic Development
Ronda Bitney, Real Estate Specialist
100 N. Jefferson Street, Room 608
Green Bay, WI 54301
Email to: Ronda.Bitney@greenbaywi.gov