Storefront Beautification Grants

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The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department provides funding to help local business and property owners spruce up their storefronts and improve the appearance of the city's retail districts.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Facade Improvement Program:

Provides up to $15,000 towards exterior painting, new awnings, signs, lighting, and refurbishing of architectural features. More details apply, learn more.

Commercial Signage Program:

Provides up to $5,000 towards the addition or improvement of commercial signage only. More details apply, learn more.

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Application windows are between March 1 - 31 and September 1 - 30.

These grants can allow business owners to attract customers to their business, build their brand identity, increase visibility, improve the pedestrian experience, remove barriers to accessibility, and become compliant with local codes.

INFORMATION SESSION

Want to learn more? The next information session will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 8:30-9:30am at the Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, 337 Locust Street. Space is limited, please RSVP to Ali Cameron, acameron@cityofsantacruz.com, (831) 420-5158.