Commercial Facade Improvement Grants Available

Commercial Facade Improvement Grants Available
Posted on 04/15/2020
Downtown ColumbiaApply for the City of Columbia Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program! 

The City of Columbia has implemented major streetscape improvements throughout the downtown district.  These and other infrastructure improvements have significantly improved the appearance of downtown Columbia. Visually appealing store fronts are vital to the economic development and livelihoods of any downtown.  Unfortunately, many downtown property owners and tenants simply do not have the resources needed to undertake the needed improvements. A recent study in Philadelphia examined a Facade Grant programs’ economic impact and found that the majority of participants receiving grant funds concentrated on signage, awnings, or lighting. Grant recipients making improvements reported sales increased by 44%, compared to those who did not participate and saw only a 19% increase. 

A Facade Grant Orientation webinar will be held on April 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. via an online workshop to discuss the grant and application process.

Please join the GoTo meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 

Access Code: 218-839-205 

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The grant administrator, Sarah Elizabeth McLeod of the South Central Tennessee Development District, will be conducting the online workshop and be able to answer questions. 

CLICK HERE to learn more and access the application.