Office of Economic Development


City of Milton Now Accepting Applications for Commercial Façade Program

The CFP awards grants of up to $5,000 to be used exclusively for improvements to the exterior façade of a building.  A 100% Grantee match is required.  New signage may be included as a component of a Commercial Façade Grant project, but may not exceed 50% of the Grant.  The grant may be paid directly to a vendor, paid as draws or a reimbursement to the Grantee.  The Commercial Façade Grant must be approved prior to commencement of any work proposed to be completed with grant proceeds.  All necessary project approvals and permits, if required, must be obtained within 60 days of award of the grant.  A scale drawing of the project is required, along with material and color samples.  

Examples of eligible items include:

  • ADA Handicapped Access
  • New Windows and doors
  • Exterior Lighting 
  • Restoration of Architectural Features
  • Exterior Painting
  • New or Replacement Awnings 
  • Signage
  • Exterior wall repairs

Examples of ineligible items include:

  • Rent, mortgage, insurance, utilities, taxes or other similar costs of ownership  
  • Interior modifications and/or rehabilitation 


  • Refinancing existing debt 
  • Parking lot improvements
  • Landscaping
  • Removal or covering of historical or significant architectural detailing.

Preference will be given based on the following criteria: first-time applicants; applicants with projects within the city’s downtown CRA District; projects in the designated Historic District; projects for historically significant structures; and/or projects creating new full-time positions within the first year. 

For more information or an application, please contact the City of Milton’s Office of Economic Development at (850) 983-5400 or email Ed Spears at  

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. CST.

City Facade Grant Application - FY 2022

Click here for a copy of the Grant Application

City Facade Grant Application - FY 2022

RFP 2021.01 - Milton Downtown Waterfront Marina information

Mission Statement and Goals


The mission of the City of Milton’s Office of Economic Development is to encourage and support the start-up, retention, and expansion of businesses within the City limits, support public infrastructure improvement projects, work to attract new business opportunities in an effort to increase the local tax base and improve the quality of life for its residences. 


  1. To work with local businesses in the areas of retention and expansion by providing incentives that encourage and support business growth and job creation.
  2. Work to attract new businesses that provide new employment opportunities for the area, while increasing the local tax base to improve the quality of life for Milton residences.
  3. Work to support public infrastructure improvement projects that encourage, support, and sustain future growth for the community.

Contact Us

Office of Economic Development 

Edward. E Spears

Director of Economic Development

850-983-5400  ext. 1233

Physical/ Delivery Address

6738 Dixon Street

Milton, FL 32570

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 909

Milton, FL 32572

Social Media