This program, thanks to the continued support of the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation, is available to assist Cuming County businesses make improvements they might otherwise not be able to complete.
The following categories are available for funding:
Exterior Façade Improvements – The maximum grant amount is $2,500 per project and applicants must provide a 50% cash match. Eligible projects include: awning, cornices, entrance/door, exterior paint, decorative detail, exterior lighting, exterior signage, and exterior windows.
Interior Improvements- The maximum grant amount is $1,000 per project and applicants must provide a 50% cash match. Eligible projects must be visible to the customer including lighting, flooring, furnace, paint, ceiling, shelving and equipment.
Marketing – The maximum grant amount is $1,000 per project and applicants must provide a 50% cash match. Eligible projects must be customer oriented including new website design, e-commerce website, photography and marketing related seminars.
Eligibility: The business must be within Cuming County to be eligible for a business improvement grant. The building must be used solely for business, for example; not an area of a home used for business. Prior grant recipients are eligible based on funding availability. Building owners, non-profit and/or government entities are not eligible.
For additional information or to download an application, click below.