For Immediate Release
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
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:
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
For more information,
questions or assistance, please feel free to contact:
Nancy Phelps, Program Director, Collinsville Downtown Inc, @ 371-5530.
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cvilleok.com/DowntownInc