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City Of Albany Small Business Facade Improvement Program 

Program guidelines are available below. The most recent application funding window opened February 11th, 2022 as part of the fifth-round Program. This program is not currently accepting new applications.

The program is a matching grant program designed to assist small businesses throughout the City, providing business owners the opportunity to reinvest in their properties.

The program can provide matching grants to small businesses for exterior renovations. Click on the program guidelines below for more information. 

Applications And Supplemental Documents

Small Business Facade Improvement Program Application | Submit Online

Small Business Facade Improvement Program Application | Fillable PDF Version

You may use either version of the application above, you may submit through the online form, or download the fillable PDF version and email your completed application to [email protected]  The spring application window for this program closed March 18 at 4 p.m. Please contact us to learn about the next application round.

Application Checklist

Budget Worksheet

Property Owner Declaration and Consent Form

Question Reference Document

Paper copies will be made available upon request. The Question Reference Document is not an application form, but can be used to assist with preparing your application. Be sure to save the supplemental PDF documents instead of making notes or preparing information in your web browser.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines | Download & Print

FAQs

How Much Funding Can Match My Investment?

A matching grant program, the program will provide up to $10,000 to small businesses for exterior renovations. 

Where Does My Business Need To Be Located? 

This is a citywide program for small businesses located in the City of Albany.

What Types Of Improvements Are Eligible?

Decorative or functional improvements such as storefronts and entrances, exterior signs, lighting, windows, awnings, exterior painting, brickwork and more.

Additional FAQs

 

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