Façade Improvement Grants (FIGs)
The City of Greenville is accepting applications for the Façade Improvement Grant Program. This program is intended to assist with projects that improve or rehabilitate commercial building exteriors to their original material and/or design. The program is available to property owners and/or tenants (with the property owner’s permission) in the grant area. All proposed projects should meet the construction and material guidelines established in the Greenville Historic and Local Landmark Design Guidelines and adhere to the US Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Please be advised that the program guidelines were updated in 2024. One of the most significant changes is that the amount of the grant has been increased by up to $20,000 per building. This grant allows up to a 50% reimbursement for approved work. This grant cannot be used for work that has already been started or has already been completed. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the City Manager, who makes the final decision.
The City will be holding pre-application workshops where staff will explain how the grants work, who is eligible to apply, and the type of work that is eligible for funding. You or your representative are required to attend one of the pre-application workshops in order to apply for the grant. Workshops will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10AM and 6PM at City Hall, located at 200 W. 5th Street, in Conference Room 328. You only need to attend one workshop.
If you are unable to attend one of these workshops, please contact staff to schedule an individual workshop either in-person or virtually via Zoom at 252-329-4498.
Applications are due March 15, 2024.