Office of Economic Development


City of Milton Now Accepting Applications for Commercial Façade Program

The application process is now open for the City of Milton Commercial Façade Program (CFP).  CFP provides owners and tenants of commercial properties an opportunity to apply for grants up to $5,000 for façade improvements.  The program provides funding to upgrade the appearance of properties, increase property values, and stimulate economic activity within the city.  A 100 percent match is required.  

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

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. 

If you are interested in the Commercial Façade Program, four information sessions will be held:  11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at City Hall, 6738 Dixon Street, Milton, FL.  Attendance at an information session is NOT mandatory to apply for a grant.  Anyone interested in the program is encouraged to attend one of the sessions.  

The application is available on the City of Milton’s Website at:  The deadline for applications is Friday, June 4, 2021 at 4 p.m. CST.  

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  

City Facade Grant Application - FY 2021

Click here for a copy of the Grant Application

City Facade Grant Application - FY 2021

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

Stephen Prestesater

Assistant Director of Economic Development

850-983-5400  ext. 1046

Physical/ Delivery Address

6738 Dixon Street

Milton, FL 32570

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 909

Milton, FL 32572

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