What is the Facade Grant Program?
If you’re planning to renovate the exterior of your building including: renovations to the building front, awnings, painting or lighting, the Façade Grant program may be right for you. If the rear of your building is visible from a public way, you may also qualify. The Façade Grant program is a Hammond Downtown Development District fund that gives business/property owners an incentive to renovate and upgrade the outside/façade of their building. Grant awards do not exceed $2,000 and must be matched dollar for dollar by the recipient. An application is only allowed one grant per fiscal year. Work must be finished to apply.
Use of Funds
Façade Grants are awarded for tangible and permanent façade improvements, inclusive of the following:
Restoration/Renovation of building front:
Awnings (without signage)
Restoration/Renovation of building rear if visible from a public way
Facades, which may include front, side, and/or rear, if highly visible from a thoroughfare, may be eligible for a grant.
Although routine maintenance does not qualify for reimbursement, a significant visual improvement to the façade of the building may be approved at the discretion of the DDD Board of Directors.
*** Please note: Funds are not granted for signage. ***
Facade Grant Application can be found HERE.
Hammond DDD is an equal opportunity lender.