The Downtown Development Authority of Richmond Hill announced Friday that façade grants are available to businesses located in the downtown commercial district. Grants are available to improve the appearance of buildings and the first round of grants will place priority on applications for upgrading existing signage to current City standards.
The Downtown Development Authority of Richmond Hill area encompasses the central commercial corridors along Highway 17 and Highway 144, as well as both interchanges off I-95. To help beautify the downtown area, visually prominent and economically blighted buildings will be given priority. Grants will be awarded by the Downtown Development Authority board with a 100 percent match required by the business and a maximum grant amount of $5,000.
“The Downtown Development Authority of Richmond Hill is committed to beautifying our downtown and this façade grant program can assist businesses with the cost,” says Becky Myers, Richmond Hill special projects manager.
Grant applicants will be responsible for all aspects of their project, including any relationships with contractors and suppliers, as well as, securing all necessary permit approvals before construction can begin.
Grant applications are now available at City Hall and online at www.richmondhill-ga.gov. Grant applications will be accepted from Oct. 1 until Nov. 30. Applications may be returned to City of Richmond Hill, P.O. Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. For more information, please contact Becky Myers, special projects manager, at 912-756-6496.