Discover New Carlisle, Inc. Launches Facade Grant Program

Discover New Carlisle, Inc. announced a new initiative to help local business owners fix up their storefronts. Discover received a $15,000 grant from 1st Source Bank through the 1st Source Foundation as seed money and Discover has pledged to commit $5,000 to the program each year. This first year, the group plans to award a total of $7,500 in matching grants. The hope is to annually increase the amount of matching funds with other potential grants and donations. If there is more grant money available, then Discover can increase the number of grants funded.

The program is a reimbursable 50/50 matching grant and will match up to $5,000 for facade improvements or up to $2,500 for signage or awnings. A committee will review and award the grants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Improvements to buildings could include painting, repairs, rehabilitation, new signage, and awnings. Interior work, roofing, and additions are not eligible projects. Specific information and guidelines as well as the application is available by contacting Dana Groves (574) 298-6267 or visiting Discover New Carlisle’s web site

If you would like to support the Facade Grant Program, tax-deductible donations can be sent to Discover New Carlisle, Inc. at P.O. Box 723, New Carlisle, IN 46552. Discover New Carlisle, Inc. wishes to thank 1st Source Bank for their generous support!

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