Burwell Economic Development has developed the Business Facade Improvement Grant Program to encourage existing businesses to upgrade, repair or enhance the exterior frontage (facade) of their business. The grants are intended to support business development and enhance the overall business attractiveness of the Burwell area. Business property owners may request funds up to $5,000 per project with a 50% cash match.
As an example, a business presents a qualified project plan and bids with the program application (available at the Economic Development office) to replace windows, awnings and signage on the front of their retail business at a cost of $7,500. If program funds are still available at the time of application and the Business Facade Improvement Grant Program Application is approved, the applicant would be reimbursed $3,750 (half of the completed project costs) upon presentation of paid project receipts.
Applications must be submitted, along with a project plan and at least two bids, before construction. Applications will be considered on a first come — first served basis, until all budgeted program funds are exhausted.
Applications are available at the Burwell Economic Development office (404 Grand Avenue, Burwell), or by calling 308-346-5210.