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Posted on: May 1, 2019

City of Fort Pierce Offering “Way to Grow Lincoln Park!” Commercial Façade Grants

Avenue D Corridor

The City of Fort Pierce is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds to assist in the restoration, renovation, and repair of commercial facades in Lincoln Park along the Avenue D corridor. 

The Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program aims to encourage private investment in the visual improvement of the commercial storefronts while restoring the original character of historic buildings and providing a catalyst for others to improve the visual appearance of their privately-owned buildings. 

Storefront façade improvements can include, but are not limited to: painting, stucco, masonry, awnings and canopies, affixed signage, exterior lighting, commercial storefront replacement, parking lots and accessibility improvements. 

The eligible target area for the Way to Grow Lincoln Park Commercial Façade Grant Program is along Avenue D from 7th Street west through 25th Street. Potential applicants should thoroughly read the Grant Guidance that lists types of ineligible properties located within these commercially-zoned areas. The Way to Grow Lincoln Park Grant Guidance and Application can be accessed online at the city’s website: http://cityoffortpierce.com/503/Open-Grant-Opportunities

Grant funding is limited to $50,000 and will be awarded on a ‘First Come – First Qualified – First Served’ basis until all funds are expended. Funding for this program is provided jointly by Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Council for the Common Good and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

To request an application in English or Spanish, via email or mail, or to obtain more information about the Way to Grow Lincoln Park Commercial Façade Grant opportunity, call 772-467-3168 or email cscott@city-ftpierce.com. Paper applications can be picked up at Fort Pierce City Hall, 100 North U.S. Hwy 1. 

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