Urban Renewal Facade Improvement Grant Program

As part of the Dallas Urban Renewal Agency’s commitment to enliven and improve the appearance of buildings downtown, the Urban Renewal Agency designated funds to support matching grants for façade improvements within the Urban Renewal District.

Grants up to $10,000 are available for the following types of improvements

Category 1 (Eligible for 50% match):
  • Exterior Painting, consistent with approved historic color palettes.
  • Projecting Signs,non-internally illuminated
  • Repairs to exterior facades, including masonry repair (front and side facades are eligible)
Category 2 (Eligible for 75% match):
  • Repair or replacement of building features (e.g. cornices, doors, decorative detail, windows, display lighting)
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Installation of new awnings

Project Eligibility

  • The applicant must be the property owner or a tenant with permission from the owner;
  • There must be no delinquent bills, charges, or taxes due to the City;
  • The project must meet all state and local building codes and zoning requirements;
  • Projects must be located in the Urban Renewal District; and
  • Projects must result in permanent improvements to commercial buildings.

Program Requirements

  • Grant approval is required prior to work commencing. Grant funds are dispersed on a reimbursement basis.
  • Projects must be completed within 12 months of approval.
  • Bi-annual application submittal dates are May 1 - 31 and November 1 - 30.
Facade Improvement Grant Application
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