Façade Grants

For properties located WITHIN A TIF DISTRICT, the Village is offering a Façade Improvement Grant Program to encourage improvement and revitalization of building exteriors and properties as visible from the street.

The Façade Improvement Grant Program:

  • Is a reimbursement grant – where the improvements need to be installed following Village approval, paid for by the applicant and then reimbursed.  
  • Up to 50% of eligible project costs could be funded.  
  • Applications and funding are available on a first-come, first-served basis

The reimbursement through the grant shall be based on the following:

  1. A minimum project cost of $5,000;
  2. The Village will reimburse up to a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of eligible project costs or $25,000 – whichever is less; 
  3. Up to 30% of grant amount can be used for landscaping 

These façade improvements could include building exterior, signage, exterior lighting, windows, doors, landscaping and/or other exterior structural or design changes. Interior work, furniture, or items not visible from the right-of-way are not eligible.   Properties that have previously received TIF funds from the Village, or owe fines, taxes or fees to the Village are not eligible.

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