Funds for this year's Facade Improvement Program are now exhausted. Look back next year for updates.
The Facade Improvement Program is funded by the City of Biddeford Economic Development Department and has a total of $50,000 for grants of up to $15,000 to qualified applicants who wish to make external facade improvements to their downtown commercial buildings.
A dollar for dollar match is required. A Facade Improvement Grant can be used for a variety of external building facade improvements. Some examples include
Cleaning or repainting of:
Surface brick and stone
Cleaning or replacement of facade siding
Highly visible storefront improvements
Removal of "modernization" efforts or inappropriate, non-historic alterations and additions
Repair or replacement of windows, doors, and trim as part of a larger scope of work
Restoration of original historical windows, doors, and trim where possible
Wall improvements, including visible side walls and murals.