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Business Facade Improvement

Grants to Central and Northern British Columbia
Local Governments to Enhance Business Facades

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northern Development Initiative Trust

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Central and Northern British Columbia local governments to support the private sector in improving business facades. The goal of this program is to promote economic development by enhancing local businesses.

Local governments that would like to apply to the program are required to develop and submit their business façade improvement plan/guidelines, which will give direction to local business owners on the eligibility criteria to obtain the business facade improvement grant.

Features and benefits of the program:
-Enhanced economic viability and vibrancy of northern and central B.C. communities by supporting visual improvements such as facades, signage, murals, architectural features, siding, lighting, and awnings.
-Private sector investment in local business improvement.
-Increased assessed values and tax base as a result of improved properties.
-Attractiveness of community to enhance community pride as well as tourism experience.
-Improved community appearance to support recruitment of new businesses and/or residents.

Eligible Costs
-Direct third party project labor costs
-Contractor fees
-Rental of tools and equipment for construction work
-Project related materials and supplies
-Design, architectural, or engineering fees

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182163

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants provide up to $20,000, and up to $5,000 per façade improvement project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are local governments (excluding Cache Creek).

Program administration can be managed by the local government administration or delegated to the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Association, Tourism Association or Economic Development Association.

Ineligible Costs:
-GST and PST
-Purchases of construction equipment or tools
-Operational costs (including utilities) and staff wages
-Permit fees
-Duties and shipping costs

Pre-Application Information:

This grant will provide up to 50% of project costs.

Northern Development approves Business Façade Improvement projects on an annual basis.

The next intake deadline is October 31, 2017, 4:30 PM.

More information regarding funding opportunities and deadlines may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Northern Development Initiative Trust
301-1268 Fifth Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3L2

(250) 561-2525

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia