Call it superficial but when it comes to doing business, beauty and profit start outside your front door. There is no denying that first impressions do really count. What your customers and potential customers see when they look at your business can make or break those potential sales. Growing and maintaining any type of business can be challenging and that is the purpose of this program- to help you put your best front forward.
The program is intended to:
- Make our streets more inviting and interesting to walk and shop
- Help building owners attract and retain tenants
- Build civic pride among the community
- Contribute to the quality of life of our residents, workers and visitors
- Promote the marketability of our business area
Grants are available for exterior improvements only and may only be used to improve the building provided the façade faces a public access area. The amount of the grant, if any, will be recommended by the Façade RENEW Committee for approval by the Woodstock Economic Development Authority based on the funds available and the number of requests under consideration. The money is a grant not a loan; therefore, you do not have to pay it back. The program is funded through the Woodstock EDA. Monies are available on a rolling basis and subject to annual appropriations. The funding cycle begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year. Applications are accepted at any time during the funding cycle.
Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program Guidelines (PDF)
Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program Application (PDF)