Downtown Beautification Grant
The Carrollton Main Street Program is excited to announce the continuation of the Downtown Beautification Grant Program. This 50/50 matching grant program is available to business members wishing to move forward with rehabilitation projects on their downtown property. This program is not to be confused with the City of Carrollton’s Façade Grant Program that was discontinued in the spring of 2010. The purpose of the Main Street Downtown Beautification Program is to stimulate downtown development, improve the visual image of properties and generate pride in the community. This new program is solely funded with money raised from the Taste of Carrollton event. Certain renovations previously funded under the Façade Grant Program may not be eligible with the Downtown Beautification Grant. Due to the limited funds available the Main Street Board of Directors has decided to focus on projects that will visually enhance the downtown district. Eligible improvements will be limited to projects that only include paint, awnings and signage.
The Downtown Beautification Program is a grant not a loan. Approved applicants may receive up to $2,500 per project with funding being matched dollar for dollar. Business members may be approved for one application, per property, per year. Applicants must complete the work within one year of being approved. The Main Street Program will not consider applications on projects where the work has already been started.
Funding for this program is limited and applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, businesses that fall within the Main Street District are encouraged to apply immediately for consideration. The Main Street Program will convene a panel on the first Wednesday of each month to review all grant applications received since the previous review session. Please drop your application off at the Main Street office at 455 Bradley Street.
We encourage you to take the time to read over the complete rules and regulations for the Downtown Beautification Grant before submitting your application for consideration. Our design committee will not review applications unless all necessary paperwork and required supporting materials have been turned in. If you have any questions about the Downtown Beautification Grant or your eligibility in the program please feel free to contact the Main Street office at 770-832-6901.
The application can be obtained by contacting the Main Street office.