The Main Street Preservation Trust’s Façade Improvement Grant Program has opened for 2014. The program provides commercial property and/or business owners in the Main Street area with matching grants of up to $20,000.


The purpose of the Façade Improvement Program is to enhance the traditional Main Street area and improve its economic vitality by encouraging investment in Main Street buildings and businesses.

Façade improvements have been proven to increase sales for individual businesses when tenants and property owners collectively make improvements. The result enhances the image of the participating business and the whole district benefits as more owners participate in the program.

Established in 2011, this program is a 50/50 match not to exceed $20,000 in any one year and the focus area covers Main Street beginning at Main Street Center and goes to and includes the Court Circle, its buildings and the ones around it. Business and commercial property owners within this designated area are eligible to apply. The 2014 grant application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014, 5PM. Awards will be announced on April 18th, 2014. The Main Street Preservation Trust solely funds this program and grant cycles will take place annually.



What the program is: matching grants for commercial buildings and site improvements

Who’s eligible: business and commercial property owners on Main Street in Gloucester Village

Important dates to remember:

Apply by: 5:00PM Friday, March 14, 2014

Grants awarded by: April 18, 2014

Project completion by: December 1, 2014


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