Huntsville, AL, Business Group Offers Facade Grants

This program relates specifically to the South Huntsville Main district and provides up to $5,000 in grant funding for each successful applicant submitting a proposal to renovate their building facade or install new signage. According to the program guidelines, the grants would cover up to one-third of the total cost of individual projects (e.g. a […]

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West Bend (WI) Community Restores a Treasured Icon

The Historic West Bend Theatre in West Bend, WI, originally opened in 1929. Given its status as a valuable historic landmark, the community created a board of directors tasked with an ambitious theater-restoration project. The group’s fundraising goal for the complete restoration is $3.5 million and, due to strong community support for the project, $2.3 […]

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Milton (WI) Business Gets Facade Improvement Grant

Facade grant programs offered by various municipal organizations are helping small businesses across the nation to defer a portion of their costs for exterior renovations. Tia Burri, owner of the Scoreboard Bar & Grill in Milton, WI, recently received a matching grant from the City of Milton Common Council which will cover approximately half of […]

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New Jersey DCA Announces Main Street Grant Awards

The New Jersey towns of Metuchen and Highland Park will receive grants from the state’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA) totaling $48,000 to be used for upgrading their downtown districts. The grant for Metuchen includes funding to assist businesses located within the city’s core with their costs for installing new signage, lighting and awnings. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/edison/articles/legislative-team-announce-main-street-new-jersey-grant-awards […]

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Turlock, CA, Taps the Power of Signs

Do municipal officials really hate signs? Certainly not in this central California city which is joining an increasing number of municipalities nationwide that recognize signage as a key element in generating revenue and revitalizing their local economies. https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/government/sign-program-expected-bring-much-needed-revenue-city-budget/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, […]

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On-premise Signs: Key Elements in Revitalized Communities

Local jurisdictions throughout the U.S. increasingly recognize storefronts and signage as essential elements in renewing their downtown districts and spurring economic growth. FASI regularly shares news items from across the nation cataloguing the efforts of various cities and towns to upgrade the appeal of their central business districts. Given the growing number of municipalities these […]

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Westbrook (ME) Extends Facade Improvement Grants

The Portland suburb has approved an additional $100,000 for facade upgrades within its main business corridor. The grant program offers up to $15,000 in matching funds for local businesses planning renovations. http://news.keepmecurrent.com/citys-facade-improvement-program-expanded/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation […]

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