Monticello Main Street and the City of Monticello have teamed up for the last four years to offer Facade Improvement Matching Grants to Monticello businesses. To date, many businesses have received funds--generating over $901,000 of improvements to building facades in Monticello.
Monticello Main Street administers the program and offers design assistance, while the City of Monticello provides the funding. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades. Grants are available for all businesses, and are NOT limited to those in the downtown area.
There is a $3,000 maximum per grant which must be matched by the applicants. The total grant amount for each fiscal year is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Following is the the formal description and application for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program and a link to the actual application form which you can print out.
This matching grant facade improvement program has been implemented to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades. The program has been funded by the City of Monticello and will be administered by Monticello Main Street, Inc. There will be a $3,000 maximum per applicant which may be under one or more grant applications, which must be matched by the applicant. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Each application will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Chairman of the Community Development Committee of the City Council, the Main Street Program Manager, the Superintendent of City Services, and a representative from the Design Committee of Monticello Main Street, Inc. An architect can be made available for review and when applicable an architectural review may be required.
All available funding for 2016 grants has been allocated.
Applications for 2017 will be available starting Monday, January 2, 2017