Monday, June 16, 2014
Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program Offered by the City of Oakland, California
Here's how the grant works
The grant is specifically for facade improvement. Business owners can use the money to improve the appearance of their businesses. The city will even provide free architectural consultation fees up to $5,000. The grants are 50 percent matching grants that range from $10,000 to $30,000. The money can be used to do exterior repairs and improvements.
If a small business owner is renting the building to a tenant, they may be eligible for a tenant improvement grant. The building must be located in specific areas of the city and be used for entertainment or retail business. In addition to a grant that covers 50 percent of tenant improvements up to $10 a square foot, the grant also includes up to $5,000 of architecture fees.
For more information, visit oaklandbusinesscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=86