Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 28, 2007
Grants For Building Facades
Press Release From Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
For Immediate Release

Collinsville Downtown Inc. Offers
Matching Grant Program For Facades

A façade Improvement Grant Program has been established to provide financial assistance for persons within the designated Main Street District enabling them to make improvements or maintenance repairs to exterior facades. For the purpose of this program, the term façade includes upper and lower stories of the front of buildings and businesses.

This matching Grant Fund for façade improvements has been implemented to stimulate efforts to preserve the historic integrity and appearance of Collinsville's commercial business facades. This program is funded by Collinsville Downtown Inc. and FHL Bank located in Topeka, Kansas for the purpose of improving the Main Street District's appearance, stimulating business growth and creation of jobs. Collinsville Downtown Inc. will administer the program and offer design assistance.

Grants are available on a limited first-come, first-serve basis beginning April 03, 2007 for amounts up to $2,000.00 of the total cost of the improvement project, upon approval by the Collinsville Downtown Inc. Review Board. Each grant must be matched by the applicant dollar for dollar, based on actual paid receipts.

Below is a list of criteria for matching funds:

· Building/Businesses must be located within the Main Street District. (One and one half blocks north and south of Main St., between 7th and 14th Streets).
· Grant will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to one application per business address.
· Application must be received no later than May 18, 2007.
· Businesses can apply for up to $2,000.00 maximum matching grant.
· Once approved, work must begin within 90 days from the awarding of the grant and must be completed within 6 months.

We sincerely hope that the business and/or property owners of Collinsville take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to improve, enhance and increase the value of their street-front property.

For more information, questions or assistance, please feel free to contact:
Nancy Phelps, Program Director, Collinsville Downtown Inc, @ 371-5530. or

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