Downtown Facade Grant Applications Now Available

Release Date: 
06/12/2014

The Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency is now accepting applications for its Façade Grant Program.  The grants will award matching funds up to 50% of improvement costs up to a maximum of $10,000 for exterior work which improves the appearance of downtown properties.  Guidelines and applications for the program are available at http://www.hermiston.or.us/ura.

 

Eligible projects must be located within the boundary of the Hermiston Urban Renewal District, and funds may only be used for exterior improvements.  Examples of potential projects include:

 

·         Repair, installation, or restoration of exterior masonry or siding

·         Repair, installation, or restoration of windows, doors, awnings, or decorative architectural elements

·         Repair or installation of exterior lighting

·         Exterior paint

·         Repair, installation, or restoration of signage

·         Landscape or streetscape elements

·         Decorative or functional public art, such as decorative benches or trash enclosures

·         Other exterior improvements as approved at the discretion of the HURA

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