Application Period Begins for Storefront Improvement Grant
GREENFIELD – The Community and Economic Development Department is now seeking applicants for Storefront Improvement Grant funding. This program provides resources for storefront improvements to elevate downtown Greenfield's aesthetic appearance and economic vitality, ultimately enhancing the area as a welcoming place to visit, shop and work.
Applications for the Storefront Improvement Grant will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31. Businesses can fill out an application and learn more about the grant process at https://greenfield-ma.gov/departments/community_and_economic_development/current_projects_.php
The Storefront Improvement Grant allows downtown businesses to apply for up to $5,000 for storefront improvements. Funds can be used to purchase a new or refurbished sign, new or replacement awnings, exterior lighting and interior fixtures for display windows.
Businesses must arrange for on-site installation costs and are responsible for all permitting and fees. In addition, businesses that have received storefront improvement funding from the City of Greenfield in the past five years are not eligible.
The Storefront Improvement Grant program is funded by a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regional Economic Development Organizations grant awarded to the Greenfield Community and Economic Development Department from the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.