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Posted on: April 14, 2021

City of Milton Now Accepting Applications for Commercial Façade Program

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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:  https://www.miltonfl.org/405/Office-of-Economic-Development.  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 espears@miltonfl.org.  

 

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