The Nelson County Job Development Authority (NCJDA) recently adopted a countywide storefront improvement program aimed at assisting local property owners in reducing the cost of capital improvements that increase the visual appeal of a building.
The program was adopted by the JDA at their June meeting and applications are now being accepted.
The program provides a matching grant up to $5,000 per project, but no more than 50% of the cost of improving the business’s storefront, and applicants must match the public funds 1:1. Eligible activities include but are not limited to:
- External doors and windows
- Awnings or canopies
- Permanent outdoor lighting
- Reconfiguration of entrances
Applicants must either be commercial property owners or tenants of a commercial property. If a tenant would like to apply for a project, written consent must be obtained from the property owner. Applications should be accompanied by written estimates and disbursement of NCJDA funds will occur after the approved project is completed and all applicable receipts are submitted.
The NCJDA has set aside up to $20,000 annually to support storefront improvement projects. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. The JDA meets bi-monthly and the application period is currently open.
To learn more about the program and how to apply, check out the Nelson County JDA page here.