Downtown Revitalization Program
What is the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program?
The City wishes to encourage and support building and business owner investment in the upgrade of their existing building storefronts. A well maintained and visually appealing Downtown will make a significant impact on the marketability of the Downtown and the Ashland community overall.
The Downtown Revitalization Grant Program is a process where the City, through an Ohio Development Services Agency Grant, will provide matching funds (dollar for dollar) to Downtown building or business owners who construct eligible improvements to their building storefronts (i.e. facades). The building or business owner must apply for and be approved in order to receive the funding, plus improvements must be performed in full compliance with the Grant guidelines.
As an example, if the final cost of the approved improvements equaled $10,000, the Grant would cover $5,000 while the Applicant would be responsible for the remaining $5,000.
Applications for funding can be submitted to our office on a continual basis. The deadline to submit Applications is May 31, 2017. All draw down requests must be submitted to the State by September 30, 2017.