The Exterior Enhancement matching grant is available to member businesses and organizations 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.)
2023 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 2023 GUIDELINES, VIBRANT DOWNTOWN EXAMPLES, and ZONING GUIDELINES below. The Pre-Application deadline is March 1.
Email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.