The purpose of the Commercial Façade Building Materials Grant Program is to enhance and revitalize the aesthetics of Green Bay’s commercial districts by providing a financial incentive for businesses to invest in their property. The Program aims to address deteriorating property conditions and encourage enhancements to the property as viewed from the public right of way as a means to generate economic development for Green Bay’s business districts.
Program participants are eligible to be reimbursed for eligible building material costs for a façade improvement project. The level of grant funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the amount of funds available and the application’s review score. The Program is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) provided by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Additionally, in 2022, the City of Green Bay authorized $1 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to expand the façade grant program and support larger projects. The Program is managed and administered by the City of Green Bay’s Department of Community & Economic Development.
Download the materials below to obtain more information or to start an application. Applications and supporting materials may be submitted via email to Erin Rovinski..