Business Improvement Area :: Walkerton BIA Facade Grant
Walkerton BIA Façade Improvement Program Guidelines 2019
The Walkerton BIA Façade Improvement Program is run by the Walkerton BIA with the objective of enhancing the exterior appearance of businesses throughout the Walkerton levied area.
Businesses must be a levied member of the Walkerton BIA to be eligible for funding. Monies are awarded through an application process. The funding awarded to successful applicants will subsidize up to 50% of the costs (not including taxes) associated with improving the exterior façade of their place of business, to a maximum of $500. Specific improvements eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, repainting, masonry/wood/glass repair, cladding upgrades, signage, the addition of awnings, shutters, trim and frontal lighting, and window and door replacement. Improvements must be visible from the street.
Business owners are invited to fill out an application. Please note that funds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and funding may be exhausted early in the calendar year if numerous applications are received. All projects must be completed by December 15th with paid invoices submitted to the BIA to provide ample time for a cheque to be printed.
Applications are assessed by the Walkerton BIA Board of Directors. Applicants with specific questions are encouraged to call the Walkerton BIA (519-881-3413) for assistance and/or clarification when filling out the application. The approval process takes one to two months to complete, upon which time the applicant will be informed of the outcome. The applicant must submit copies of all paid invoices following completion of the project to the Walkerton BIA before funding will be granted.
The Board of Directors is very pleased to extend this application for the Façade Improvement Program. It is through a series of coordinated efforts such as these that we hope to foster economic growth in Walkerton.
Please contact the Walkerton BIA manager for more information at 519-881-3413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications can be submitted one of four ways:
1. Emailed to email@example.com
2. Faxed to 519-881-4009
3. Mailed to Walkerton BIA
101 Durham Street, PO Box 1344
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
4. Dropped off in person to the Walkerton BIA Office