The City of Fort Morgan is offering two grant programs in 2021 that are intended to assist existing business and commercial building owners in the community who are looking to expand and grow their businesses.
The Façade Improvement Program was initially launched in mid-2019. Since that time the city has awarded more than $37,000 in grant funds to businesses to improve the front-facing façade of their buildings. These improvements can be seen throughout the community including the historic downtown corridor.
The Façade Improvement Program is a reimbursement grant program for the improvement of existing business and/or commercial buildings throughout the city. The downtown corridor will receive priority consideration. Eligible applicants will be awarded up to 50 percent of the total cost of a qualified façade upgrade, with a maximum grant award of $5,000. Qualifying façade improvements can include the creation of outdoor patio space, window and door replacement, exterior paint and brick, sign creation/replacement – just to name a few!
The city is also excited to announce a new grant program to assist local businesses. The Sprinkler Design Grant program is a reimbursement program to help with the costs of designing a fire sprinkler system within an existing business and/or commercial building in order to meet current fire safety codes and law. The downtown corridor will receive priority consideration.
In many of the older buildings in Fort Morgan any plan to expand or alter the use of the property may require the installation of a fire suppression system. These grant funds will be awarded to property owners who intend to expand the use of an existing building in a way that would require a such a fire system. Eligible applicants will be awarded up to 100 percent of the total cost of a qualified fire sprinkler design, with a maximum grant award of $5,000.
Both grant programs will be available throughout 2021 or until funds are exhausted. Business/property owners are encouraged to review the grant programs and apply. Detailed information and applications can be found via our website at https://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/853/Incentives.
Should you have any questions regarding the grant programs and other available resources please contact Sarah Crosthwaite at 970-542-3924. The City of Fort Morgan is committed to assisting our business community today, tomorrow, and in the future.
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