Façade Revitalization Program
The Façade Revitalization Grant Program seeks to increase the economic visibility of Granite Falls by improving the aesthetics of the buildings, improving signage, and creating sense of “place.” Façade improvements make an aesthetic impact, improving the appearance of individual buildings and consequently entire commercial districts. Highly visible investments in commercial properties not only improve residents’ and visitors’ perceptions of an area, they also spur improvements by nearby businesses and attract new businesses.
The Façade Revitalization Grant Program will offer a competitive one-for-one matching grant and/or low interest short-term loan to eligible property owners or businesses (i.e. the project total is $10,000, the EDA may match the business owner’s $5,000 contribution to meet the total project cost) depending on requests and funding availability.
There are three eligibility requirements to apply for the program: