Business Façade Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Business Façade Program supports the business community with the costs of maintaining and improving the customer-facing aspect of their commercial properties.


Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of approved eligible costs, net of HST, to a maximum of $5,000 per project, subject to the satisfactory completion of the approved work, and timely submission of final claim documentation.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications.
Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • be any current commercial operation within Queens County;
  • undertake projects which take place on the exterior of the building and are visible to the public;
  • be in good standing with regard to any taxes and fees owing to the Municipality;
  • be able to demonstrate ownership of the property for which they are applying (businesses that are sold to another Owner, or Applicants that change, after receiving funding approval, can apply to the Municipality to have any approved funding transferred to a new Owner or Applicant. This transfer is not guaranteed but is subject to municipal review to ensure the new Owner or Applicant continues to meet the program funding criteria).
Application Steps:

Applicants must complete and submit the application form.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:
1. description of the project, including materials, colours, and any additional features;
2. at least two quotes from individuals or companies capable of carrying out the work; 3. current pictures of the building from several angles to show the full area to be improved;
4. letter of authorization from Building Owner, if not the Applicant.

Other Things to Note:

The initial deadline for applications was May 26, 2023, and eligible applications have been approved and funded. With funds still available, the program has been re-opened for new applications, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until remaining funds are exhausted.

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