EXTERIOR ENHANCEMENT GRANT

The purpose of the Exterior Enhancement matching grant is to provide assistance in funding well-designed building façade and streetscape improvements respecting the building’s history, original design integrity and adjacent structures and making a noticeable visual enhancement in the downtown area.

This is a rebate program, where grant recipients will be reimbursed 50% of the total amount spent on the qualifying portion of the project (minimum grant of $5,000 and maximum grant of $20,000.)

 

2022 THEME: VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Improve the public and pedestrian environment of downtown South Bend

  • Improve the external appearance and lighting of storefronts in order to attract more customers and enhance the attractiveness of downtown South Bend

  • Activate unique spaces and businesses to create one-of-a-kind experiences

For full details, review the 2022 GUIDELINES, VIBRANT DOWNTOWN EXAMPLES, and ZONING GUIDELINES below. The Pre-Application deadline is Friday, April 8.

Email Kylie at kcarter@downtownsouthbend.com if you have any questions.

HOW TO APPLY

Review the 2022 GUIDELINES, VIBRANT DOWNTOWN EXAMPLES, AND ZONING GUIDELINES below.

Download the GRANT PRE-APPLICATION and submit to DTSB by April 8 deadline