The Dallas Urban Renewal Agency has set aside funds to provide up to $10,000 per building for eligible improvements with a simple, streamlined application process. Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis until the funds are exhausted. This application must be submitted and approved prior to work commencing.
The City of Dallas has implemented a Façade Improvement Grant Program to enhance the exterior condition of businesses in the Central Business District to restore the historic character of buildings within the district, improve private assets in the Central Business District by revitalizing the distinctiveness and integrity of downtown structures. If the project complies with all standards and conditions above and with the pre-approved plans, the City shall provide funding for up to fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of the project, not to exceed $2,000. For example, a grant could be used to pay $2,000 of a project costing $4,000 or more.
The City of Dallas offers a low-interest Façade Loan Program specifically designed to improve the appearance of commercial buildings. Applicants are eligible for up to $20,000 at a rate of 4% interest. Eligible projects include exterior rehabilitation and restoration, as well as painting, awnings, lighting, and signage. All applications will be subject to approval of City Manager upon the recommendation of the Commercial Development Team.