The Downtown Development Authority is giving away money – but only if it’s going to be spent to improve the downtown landscape.
The authority has up to $150,000 in grant money – to be given away in amounts varying between $2,500 and $25,000 for projects that will enhance downtown. Last year, the DDA awarded 18 grants that ranged from $3,000 to $40,000 and included renovating a commercial space, alley improvement, seed money for an arts event and a church restoration.
Eligible projects can also include streetscape enhancement, façade improvements, creation of public spaces, outdoor art, improved security and increasing art in residential or retail areas.
Applications are available at www.downtown80903.com. Click the bubble in the upper right-hand corner.