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The program provides competitive funding to renovate or restore the exterior facade of commercial properties located in Facade Grant Eligible Areas. The amount of grant dollars awarded are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the amount of funds available and the project's overall impact. All grant funds are provided as reimbursements on qualified expenditures and are limited to no more than 75% of the total cost of eligible improvements.
Any commercial building owner or tenant (business owner) with lease authority and approval of the owner may apply for Facade Grant funds. The commercial building must be located within a Facade Grant Eligible Area. Please contact the City's Department of Community & Economic Development to determine if your property is located within an eligible area.
Project must satisfy a National Objective for Community Development Block Grant Funding as defined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (either job creation or blight elimination). Owner cannot be delinquent on any current City charges, taxes, or assessments or have defaulted on any previous city assistance.
Eligible improvements include:
The following improvements are not eligible for the program:
All projects must be reviewed and receive approval by the Design Review Team and the Redevelopment Authority prior to allocation of any funds.
All projects receiving Commercial Facade Grant dollars must comply with the following requirements:
The application is as follows:
Contact the Community & Economic Development Department for more information:100 N Jefferson StreetRoom 608Green Bay, WI 54301Phone: 920 448 3400