Downtown Development Authority – Building Facade Improvement Grant Application

November 10, 2022

To upgrade the look and function of commercial buildings within the Muskegon Downtown Development Authority (DDA) by encouraging tenant businesses or building owners to make exterior improvements. Such improvements will enhance the individual property’s value; and uplift the block in which the property is located and the overall district.

Available Funding:
The DDA has budgeted $62,500 for the 2022-23 fiscal year, to be available to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of grants will be limited by the budgeted amount.

The Building Façade Improvement Grants are for up to $15,000, with an applicant match of one to one. Thus, a $5,000 grant would need to have the applicant propose a project of at least $10,000. This is a reimbursement-oriented program to ensure that proposed work is done appropriately and consistent with the character of the downtown district.