The Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program is a component of FOCUS (Fostering Commercial and Urban Strategies) that provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. These improvements could include new signage, windows, painting, and/or structural or design changes. This is a rebate program where business and property owners receive reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of the project in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for completed work. The goal is to build long-lasting relationships that connect neighborhoods with businesses and new resources to revitalize urban markets. The following information outlines the details of the program(s) and includes the application.
The third round of applications for 2018 will be due June 15th at 11:59 PM.
Please be sure to review the 2018 Facade Improvement Grants Guidelines before filling out the form.
Once started, the application progress cannot be saved. Please allow sufficient time to fully complete the form and make sure to have all required attachments ready before beginning.
Have questions about this form or the process? Please contact Cari Morales with LISC Indianapolis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 454-8500. Please click here to view the LISC Indianapolis: Where We Work map to view Quality of Life areas, NRSA map, etc.
If you submitted an application by the April 13 deadline, you will receive a response on your application in late May. If you submit an application by the June 15 deadline, you will receive a response on your application in mid-late July.