This program provides annual grant funding for local governments to enhance economic development by encouraging private sector investment in businesses façade improvements.
Local governments applying to the program are required to develop and submit their business façade improvement plan/guidelines, which will give direction to local business owners on the eligibility criteria to obtain the business façade improvement grant.
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Up to $20,000 in grant funding (50% to a maximum of $5,000 per façade improvement project) each calendar year.
Local governments who have been approved for business façade improvement funding for the previous year must submit complete reporting to Northern Development prior to January 31.
If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.