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Commercial Facade Improvement Program sees changes

Post Date:01/13/2020 9:32 AM

The city is unique in that we offer a commercial facade improvement program to businesses located within Richland. This is a program we have had for many years and have reworked some of how it works for 2020. Some of the highlights to this matching funds program include increasing the total amount of reimbursable expenses to $20,000, it also has changed to allow only one grant per project. Items that can be reimbursed are permanent improvements made that are visible from a public right of way. Examples include windows, doors, lighting, security improvements, siding and much more. Signage and paint are allowed only if they combine with other improvements. The other big change in addition to the amount available is that the funds will now be available for a 12 months from the date of contract instead of calendar year allowing applicants more time to complete their projects. For more information visit

This program will open for applications March 1, 2020, funds will be available until spent and applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and recommended for approval to Council at that time. Please allow ample time for your funding request. 

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