The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has received a $32,500 Great Streets Façade Improvement contract from the City of Minneapolis.
Grant Information and Application
Grants are available for amounts ranging from $1,000-$5,000 per project. This is a matching grant program on a 1:1 basis (dollar to dollar) or on a 2:1 basis (1 dollar to 2 dollars). Work must be completed before grant funding is disbursed, in other words, the property owner or tenant must complete the work in its entirety before receiving grant funds.
Click on the links below for more information about the grant, the application process and supporting documentation needed for project funding.
Grant applications will be reviewed monthly. Applications must be received my mail, email or be hand delivered to the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce offices by the second Friday of the each month to be considered in that month's cycle. Applications are welcome at any time during the month.
Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to businesses in seven geographic areas or “nodes”. Click on the area maps below to determine if your property is eligible.
- 22nd and Johnson 1:1
- 29th and Johnson 1:1
- 37th and Central 2:1
- Central Avenue Business District 1:1
- East Hennepin Activity District/Central Ave. NE (University-8th Street) 2:1
- Lowry and Marshall 1:1
- Lowry and University 1:1
- 13th and University 1:1
- Grain Belt Complex 1:1
The facade grants will help businesses in Northeast Minneapolis fund storefront improvements including (but not limited to):
- Repairing or replacing architectural details
- Preserving historic details
- Painting or repainting exteriors
- Installing windows and glass doors
- Awnings or canopies
For a complete list of eligible improvements as well as a list of discouraged projects click here. To ensure an equitable distribution of grants, decisions will be based on the following criteria:
- Eligible activities
- Overall impact on the property
- Size of the project
- Façade Design Guidelines
- Eligible address
We are excited to work with your business! Please contact Christine Levens, President of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, for more information about the grant or to set up an initial meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 378-0050.
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS:
Central Ave Liquors