Business and Commercial Grants

Façade Matching Grants

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to improve and revitalize the physical condition of blighted commercial properties and to strengthen businesses in the Central neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Facade Grant can be used for up to $5,000.00 in matching funds ($1 for $1)

Project Area: Commercial boundaries in the Central neighborhood and it’s immediate boundaries. Lake Street to 38th Street and I35W to Chicago Avenue.

Eligible Uses: Paint, signage, awnings, windows, doors, exterior lighting, landscaping and structural improvements to facades of the building visible from the public streets and sidewalks. Any improvement made must stay with the building should the tenant vacate or the building be sold.

Contact CANDO Organizer Eduardo Cardenas for more information:


Great Streets Façade Improvement Grants

Purpose: The City of Minneapolis’ Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program works to revitalize and sustain the economic vitality of the city’s commercial districts through public/private investments in façade projects for commercial properties. More info can be found about the city-wide program at the link above.

Project Area: The eligible business districts covered by the Central Area Neighborhood (CANDO) include the following areas. The corresponding grant match ratio and maximum grant amount are also shown (see “How much are the matching grants?” below).

38th St E & 4th Ave S 1:1 / $7,500

35th St E & Bloomington Ave S 1:1 / $5,000

38th St E & Bloomington Ave S 1:1 / $7,500

38th St E & Chicago Ave S 1:1 / $7,500

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