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Kittanning Borough Seeks Facade Grant PDF Print E-mail
Written by County Systems Administrator   
Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:21

KITTANNING BOROUGH SEEKS FAÇADE GRANT

Kittanning Borough has applied for a Keystone Communities Façade Grant for up to $50,000 for improvements to the exteriors of eligible buildings in the central business district of Kittanning Borough.

If awarded, the money will help give a facelift to commercial buildings in the focus area. The maximum amount per building would be $5,000 and must be matched dollar for dollar by the business owner/building owner.

Kittanning Borough Council President Kim Fox sees the potential for attracting new businesses to the downtown area if grant funding comes through.

“This grant would be a huge benefit to the borough, allowing businesses to double the dollar amount of improvements to their storefronts,” Fox said.  “I have been in other communities that have taken advantage of this grant and it has made a big impact on their downtown business district.  This could also increase interest to new businesses considering our town.”

Eligible projects include: storefront façade; exterior restoration/painting; architectural elements and additions; awnings; exterior lighting; lighting signage; and signs.

If funded, the borough will hold a grant round during which time all interested parties can submit applications to be reviewed by a design committee. If awarded, funds are expected to become available sometime in the summer of 2018.

Those interested are asked to contact Sally Conklin, Program Manager with the Department of Planning and Development, at 724-548-3223 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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