Façade Improvement Grant Program
On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Benton City Council approved a Façade Improvement Grant Program to provide financial assistance to property owners or tenants seeking to renovate or restore commercial building exteriors. The program is intended to enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of existing buildings in Benton, as well as achieve overall community beautification through the improvements of storefronts and individual building assets. Through this program, the City hopes to make a positive statement about the Benton business climate to the community, visitors, as well as existing and potential business tenants. Grant funds are made available through the TIF fund which is administered by the City of Benton.
The program will provide funds, to applicants meeting all requirements, up to 50% of the eligible costs incurred for approved façade improvement projects. For example, a project with $10,000 of eligible costs would be eligible for a maximum of $5,000 in grant awards. The City has set aside $40,000 for the program.
In the document shown below, the terms of the grant are outlined, as well as the application itself. Please be sure to check the map provided to ensure the property you are inquiring about falls within the Façade Improvement Program Area boundary.
We are excited to launch this program and look forward to working with applicable businesses in this venture.
For questions about the City of Benton Façade Improvement Grant Program, please contact Zoning Administrator, David Garavalia, at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-439-6131 ext. 406