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If you would like to apply please down load the APPLICATION and forward the completed form to City Manager, Tina Tuggle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Approximately five grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to organizations that can illustrate the need for a façade program and the ability to execute a solid design plan for the façade improvements.
Eligible projects are exterior improvements to for-profit or non-profit commercial businesses including signage, painting, awnings, lighting, windows, doors, entryways and other approved improvements (interior improvements are not allowed).
The Façade Improvement Grant is reimbursable, and all expenditures must take place within the timeframe of the grant period as designated by the grant contract. The grant period begins when a contract is signed and returned to TNECD which is expected to be in the fall of 2018. Applications are due August 17, 2018.
The grant applications must be submitted by the local Main Street organization, the sponsoring non-profit organization for the Tennessee Downtowns program or the city in which the improvements will be made. The contract will be between the Main Street organization or the city and TNECD.
Grantees can use up to eight (8) percent of the funding for grantee administration. Additionally, the grant requires 25% matching funds. All expenditures must be requested by reimbursement requests on official forms provided by TNECD. All applicants must illustrate the ability to manage this program.