LISC Facade and Property Improvement Grant Program Seeks Applicants

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LISC Facade and Property Improvement Grant Program Seeks Applicants



LISC’s Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program provides grants to property and small business owners that are interested in renovating the front exterior. This grant was created to encourage property owners and small businesses to improve the exterior of their buildings and storefronts to attract new customers and beautify the area. These front exterior improvements could include signage, exterior lighting, windows, murals, painting, doors, and/or structural or design changes. These reimbursement grants are up to $20,000 and can cover 50%-90% of the cost of the project.

All commercial properties in Marion County are eligible (except apartments and buildings used for religious purposes). Applications open Monday, January 30th through Friday, March 17th at midnight. To apply, you will need to have work estimates, project budget, financial statement, and photos of the building ready to attach to the application.

These are the projects that will be prioritized to receive funding:

  • Minority-owned properties and businesses
  • Small businesses and property owned by Indianapolis residents
  • Commercial property or businesses located in LISC neighborhoods
  • Façade improvements that incorporate design elements to prevent crime
  • Exterior improvements that can be completed in 6 months

If you plan to do a mural for your business or commercial property, please review this helpful information and connect with Julia Moore, Director of Public Art, or 317-631-3301 x 240 to discuss your mural plans.

QUESTIONS?  Visit the program website or contact Alex Oleson, Assistant Program Officer – Economic Development,


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