Envision Williamston accepting applications for facade grants

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Envision Williamston recently announced that it is now taking applications for their 2018 Façade Improvement Grant Program.
The Façade Grant Program is designed to stimulate a limited number of additional improvements to the exterior of commercial buildings within the Town of Williamston. The funding of this program is provided through the Palmetto Business Association in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission and Envision Williamston.
Grant awards can range from $500 to $2,000 with a business or property owner matching fifty percent of the total cost or more. For example, on a $4,000 sign or awning project, the business would be eligible for a grant of up to $2,000, with a match of only $2,000.
Eligible applicants include owners of commercial properties and owners/managers of businesses located within the Town of Williamston. Business owners/managers who are leasing a building for which improvements are proposed must submit a letter from the owner giving consent and approval of proposed project plans.
Eligible expenditures shall include expenses related solely to exterior improvements. Allowable improvements include exterior building improvements (cosmetic and/or structural), painting, signage, windows, and awnings which are visible from the street.
Applications will be accepted through June 25th.
Application forms and guidance can be found on the Envision Williamston website under “Programs.” For more information: www.envisionwilliamston.com or contact Sonya Crandall at sonyacew@gmail.com.