City Now Accepting Property Improvement Grants (Commercial) Until March 1, 2019.

Posted on January 02, 2019

The City of Boyd has established the Property Improvement Program (PIP), which will provide technical and financial assistance to property owners or business tenants seeking to renovate or restore their exterior signage, lighting or commercial building facades/grounds. The PIP is designed to impact properties in need of revitalization, resulting in the improved exterior, visibility and presentation of a business. The PIP is not designed to subsidize corrections to building code violations that prolong the life of a commercial property.

 The Property Improvement Program will provide a fifty percent (50%) matching grant of up to $10,000 for the funding of well-designed improvements which will coordinate all the important features of the storefront into a more attractive image while creating, if necessary, an accessible entrance for the public. This may include the restoration of architectural details, better windows and doors, and well-proportioned signage and lighting and parking lots. City staff will be available to provide assistance to applicants through the conceptual stage at no cost to the applicants. Applicants, however, will be responsible for hiring licensed architects and contractors to refine this conceptual design depending on the scope of work.

Funding is provided via the Boyd Municipal Development District. The District, approved by voters in May 2018, receives its funding from 1/2 of 1% of Sales and Use Tax collected within the boundaries of the District (Boyd City Limits).

The application for the grant can be found HERE. Grant applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019 with awards being announced mid-March.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Witherspoon at Boyd City Hall 940-433-5166 or via email a [email protected]