An Opportunity for West Bank Businesses!

The West Bank Business Association is excited to announce a great opportunity for West Bank Businesses. In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we will be administering grants for façade improvements in 2013. If you were planning on storefront improvements – now’s the time!

Who can apply for a matching grant?

Building owners and commercial tenants (with property owner’s approval) can apply for a Great Streets façade grant if:

  • they are located within an eligible business district (for example, the West Bank) AND
  • the improvements are for a commercial business or building, meaning it has a retail or office use.

You can receive up to $7,500 in matching funds to help with façade improvements!

How does it work? 

  • Interested businesses should contact the WBBA for complete guidelines and an application form.
  • Applications for the 2013 Cycle will be due no later than  April 15, 2013.
  • All grants must be matched 1:1, where every grant dollar is matched by one dollar.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of community members to determine eligibility.
  • Matching grants at a maximum of $7,500 per storefront will awarded -a total of $42,500 is available!
  • Funds will be available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Selected eligible applicants will be notified of their project approval no later than May 1, 2013.
  • At that point – approved projects may begin!
  • This is a reimbursement program. Once a project is done, participating business will submit a project completion form, along with before and after photos.
  • Grant dollars are disbursed!

We’re incredibly excited to be able to offer assistance to West Bank businesses as we work together to make our community better, brighter, and more beautiful. If you have any questions about the program or are interested in participating, please contact us.

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