Improvements help achieve the goal of encouraging existing businesses to stay and attracting new businesses, customers, jobs, and investments into the redevelopment area.
Franklin-Simpson Renaissance makes available matching facade grants as an incentive for the rehabilitation of historic commercial structures within the Downtown Commercial District. These grants are available to property owners who wish to rehabilitate the exterior of a historic structure. Renovation of the interior of a structure is not eligible. Renaissance offers stacking grants in the categories listed below. These categories are for a 50/50 matching grant with Renaissance’s match not to exceed $1,500 maximum match for each category or $10,000 per building.
Matching Grant Categories
To access the application for any grant category simply click on the category on the left for a PDF file of the application.
Each improvement falls within a category and needs a separate application.
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Benefits of Revitalization
- Job opportunities will grow as new businesses develop and existing businesses expand.
- The tax base of the community will grow as available property is filled and buildings are restored.
- Some of our heritage and ancestral architecture will be preserved so that it may be appreciated by future generations.
- A larger retail and service mix will help retain more money to be circulated locally.