Cuming County Economic Development announced the start of Round #3 for the Business Improvement Grants on June 3rd. This round will be open until September 1st.
Thanks to funding by the Donald E. Nielson Foundation, this program has assisted 19 area businesses since January 2018. A total of $20,487.50 has been distributed to help defray $164,828 worth of improvements.
The Business Improvement Grant program is available to qualifying businesses within Cuming County, non-profit and government entities are not eligible.
This is a 50% reimbursement grant with maximum amounts available for the following three categories:
Exterior Façade Improvements ($2,500 max.) – Projects include: awning, cornices, entrance/door, exterior paint, decorative detail, exterior lighting, exterior signage, and exterior windows.
Interior Façade Improvements ($1,000 max.) – Projects must be visible to the customer including lighting, flooring, furnace, paint, ceiling, shelving and equipment.
Marketing ($1,000 max.) – Projects must be customer oriented including new website design, e-commerce website, photography and marketing related seminars.
If you are interested in applying, please contact the Cuming County Economic Development office or download an application at www.sweethomecumingcounty.com/news