Business Exterior Enhancement Program
This program offers up to $4,000 in matching funds to individual businesses and building owners in Kimbmall who want to improve the appearance and quality of their buildings and, in turn, improve the overall look and feel of Kimball.
The goal of this program is to encourage and support property owners, both in terms of design and financing, to resrore or renovate a commercial-buildilng facade. Improvements must by approved by the Main Street Grant Committee as well as City Council.
Photos here show facade grant upgrades funded through the economic development grants. Beyond the physical and aesthetic business improvements that are a direct resulsts of this matching-grant program, exterior improvements make good economic and business sense for property and business owners. Facade renovations improve property values and help attract new customers.
Who Can Apply?
The building owner or business owner can apply for funding. If business owner does not own the building, they must have building owners approval. Any property that is located in a commerically zoned area can apply for funding. The Committee will give higher priority to projects that use local contracts.
These facade grants are designed to help business owners and operators fund projects that otherwise would not be funded. Applicants who have already taken advantage of the program may apply again for a different project.
Downloand Grant Guidelines HERE
Gat an application HERE
Submit your application to the Econonomic Devleopment office at 122 S. Chestnut St. to Amy Sapp or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have further questions, pleas call 1308-235-3782 to disuss qualifications of a particular project.