Business Façade Improvement Program

Businesses can apply for a 50% reimbursement grant for up to $5,000 to improve exterior features including:

  • building façades
  • signage
  • murals
  • architectural features
  • siding
  • lighting
  • awnings

Eligible properties

To be eligible for a reimbursement grant, the property must:

  • be properly-zoned (contact us with any questions about zoning)
  • have an operating business on the property
  • be within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, but outside the boundaries of a municipality

Eligible applicants

To apply, you must:

  • be the property or business owner (if the applicant is the business owner, the property owner must approve the application in writing, confirming that all improvements will be paid for by the applicant)
  • have all property taxes paid
  • hold valid business licenses for the property (unless exempt)
  • have no outstanding building permits, stop work orders, or development permit condition requirements outstanding

The property must not have already received a grant under this program. The business applying for the grant must be one of the following:

  • non-profit and enterprising non-profit organizations (tenants)
  • home-based businesses which are zoned commercial, have a storefront and are within the specified area
  • home-based businesses without a commercial storefront (eligible for wayfinding signage only)

Review the Building Facade Improvement Program Guidelines and Application Form [PDF/169KB] to see if you are eligible and apply for the program.

The application deadline is May 31, 2024.

Funding for this program is provided by Northern Development Initiative Trust.