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Place-based Opportunities

We're going digital! 2021 applications will be electronic for the 2021 grant cycle and will be available by March 29, 2021. Please use the provided example applications as a reference.

View the CRA Place-based Opportunities flyer for easy grab-and-go information on the below grants.

The application cycle for the following two matching grants is now open and will close on April 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Please see the FAQ for each grant for program details. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory workshop to understand the application requirements and process. You can register for the workshops here: CRA and Business Development Workshops at the Greenhouse. Virtual workshops are scheduled for the following days:

Current Dates for Mandatory Virtual Workshop
Wed., Feb. 10 - 6-7 p.m.  Thurs., Mar. 11 - 6-7 p.m. 
Thurs., Feb. 18 - 2-3 p.m. Tues., Mar. 23 - 2-3 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 1 - 2-3 p.m. Thurs., Apr. 8 - 6-7 p.m.

*Commercial Site Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable grant of up to $20,000 to commercial property owners that upgrade their building façades, landscaping, lighting, loading and service areas and other features of their sites visible from the public right-of-way.

*Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable grant of up to $20,000 for interior upgrades to commercial properties with a focus on projects that remedy degraded building systems and extend the economic viability of the building.

*Grants are awarded through a competitive application process that is scored based on criteria approved by City Council (View the Criteria Scoring System)

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