How does the city determine the match level of a grant?

These grants are awarded at two match levels. 

  • A Level 1 Match offers a 50% match on project expenses up to $50,000. A Level 1 Match is for small-scale building improvements that require simple permits such as exterior paint, new flooring, or new signage. 
  • A Level 2 Match offers a 70% match on project expenses up to $50,000. A Level 2 Match is intended for building improvements that require more involved permitting. This can range from new awnings, windows, or door upgrades to a full exterior redesign. 

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1. What is the maximum grant amount?
2. How does the city determine the match level of a grant?
3. I own my own construction company, or I want to hire a construction company owned by my spouse or relative. Do I still need to obtain contractor’s estimates from other companies?
4. Do I need to wait until I receive my grant award to apply for permits?
5. When can I start work on my project?