Downtown association offering facade grants

Downtown association offering facade grants

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Downtown Jonesboro Association is now accepting applications for its façade grant program.

The program is open to downtown property owners looking to improve their buildings, while preserving the historical and architectural value.

The grant allocates up to $1,500 per applicant with a 50 percent match for eligible improvements.

Qualifying improvements include exterior painting, appropriate signage, and restoration of storefronts.

Interior improvements are excluded.

The DJA began accepting applications on Friday, March 18. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, April 22.

The association will award grants on May 2.

According to a news release from the DJA, all projects must be completed by June 24, 2016.

For more information on the program, including qualified improvements and an application, click here.

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