The application period is now open for homeowners to apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000 per property for residential façade (street-facing) renovations. Improvements could include:
✒ Replacing gutters, siding, windows and doors
✒ Painting trim or porches
✒ Planting permanent landscaping
✒ Repairing or replacing sidewalks, steps or retaining walls
Applications are due by March 31, 2015. An independent committee including contractors, architects and design professionals will review applications and award funds. Grants are competitive and funds are limited. Awards will be announced on April 17, 2015. Homeowners must pay for all work up front. The grant is paid out as a reimbursement check and is not paid until the work is completed.