Community Development Block Grant
Commercial Sign & Facade Program
The Department of Community Development has successfully applied for and facilitated many Federally funded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) through the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). Our Facade Program has been extremely popular and has assisted the Downtown business community with everything from smaller projects such as replacing awnings, signage, windows or brick cleaning to complete exterior renovations.
Only those commercial buildings located within the DHCD approved Blight Target Areas are eligible for the Facade Program. In years past, the target area was confined to Main Street. In 2009, a second Blight Target Area was added along Washington Street, now allowing those commercial buildings in need of repair to be eligible, as well. Here are maps of the two Blight Target Areas:
***ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS JUST OUTSIDE THE DOWNTOWN AREA - If we are able to amend the Downtown Target Area boundaries this coming spring, property located just outside the Downtown Blight Target Area would then become eligible for the Facade Program.
Click on the links below for further information: