The Facade Program focuses on improving the exterior of existing buildings and constructing new commercial buildings. The City of Salina graciously funded Salina Downtown $50,000 to award.
The DIP Facade Program has two levels of funding.
1. Mini Grants
(up to $3,499 per award) – requires $2 applicant funds for every $1 grant funds.
2. Forgivable Loans
(up to $15,000 per award) – requires $1.50 applicant funds for every $1 loan funds.
Any Salina Downtown Business Improvement District #1 (BID) property owners and/or tenants of structures located within the BID, who are in good standing (BID Service Fees current), may apply for DIP funds. Priority will be given to BID members. However, non-profit Salina Downtown, Inc. partner businesses whose principal location lies within the BID boundary are also eligible to apply for DIP funds. The building’s eligibility is renewed annually.
Applications are reviewed as they are submitted.