Property Improvement Grant Program Re-Opened

Posted On Monday August 24, 2020

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August 24, 2020

 

Property Improvement Grant Program Re-Opened

Applications Process Delayed by COVID-19

 

Gravenhurst, ON – The Town is re-opening the application process for the Community Improvement Plan (CIP). This program is intended to support businesses and property owners throughout the downtown core that are looking to make improvements to their buildings. The program has extended the deadline to submit applications to September 30, 2020 in lieu of delays associated with COVID-19.

The grant program will fund up to 50% of eligible projects to a maximum of $15,000 per property.

 Grants available this year include:

  • Building Façade Improvement Grant (Front/Main Façade)
  • Building Façade Improvement Grant (Rear/Side Wall)
  • Planning/Design Study and Drawing Grant                    
  • Downtown of Tomorrow Grant                                        
  • Outdoor Patio Grant                                               
  • Residential Conversion/Rehabilitation Grant                           
  • Signage Improvements Grant                                         
  • Structural Improvement Grant

2020 marks the first year that Outdoor Patio Grants and Downtown of Tomorrow Grants are available to property owners within the area.  The Outdoor Patio Grant is available to assist businesses in offsetting the costs of creating new outdoor patios, while the Downtown of Tomorrow Grant focusses on technological upgrades for businesses that are beneficial to the public. 

Those who submitted an application early this year during the initial intake, are still eligible and are not required to resubmit. The Economic Development team will be contacting you directly to review and confirm application details.

To further support our local businesses, Council has also approved the extension of deadlines to October 31, 2020 to provide additional time to complete projects approved for the CIP Grant in 2019.

Business and property owner within the CIP area are welcome to set up an appointment with the Economic Development Team to discuss eligibility and submission requirements.

Program details can also be found on the Town’s website at www.gravenhurst.ca/cip 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Jeff Loney

Manager of Economic Development

Town of Gravenhurst

Jeff.loney@gravenhurst.ca

705-687-3412 Ext. 280