Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Economic Development Committee offers the Facade Enhancement Grant Program to assist businesses within the downtown Main Street boundaries to make improvements to their signs and/or building facades. HDR is looking for projects that can make a positive visual impact within the city’s central business district.
Eligible applicants must be physically located within the downtown district and be members of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. Awards will be based on appropriateness, creativity, timeliness, and visual impact of the proposal. Priority for HDR funds shall be given to projects that include the creation of non-disposable, tangible assets. Examples include façade improvements, signage, murals and landscaping. Do not submit projects that most would consider to be routine maintenance.
The HDR Economic Development Committee has been authorized by the HDR Board of Directors to offer a grant pool of $15,000. Please contact HDR Executive Director Eddie Bumbaugh at 540.432.8922 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to receive a grant application.
Click here to download a copy of the application.
July 30, 2012 (Monday, 4:00 PM) – Submit applications to HDR office
April 1, 2013 -- Goal for all grant-funded work to be completed
April 30, 2013 -- Deadline for reimbursement paperwork to be submitted to
Facade Enhancement Grant Participants: Before and After
The Walton Hotel / Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine
The Wine Bros. Building