Facade Improvement Grant Program

The City of Cañon City, through the Cañon City Facade Improvement Grant Program, may provide a reimbursement grant of up to 50% of the costs of a qualifying project in an amount up to $2,000 per business per year. The purpose of the program is for eligible property owners and tenants to upgrade the appearance of existing storefronts/building facades or primary public entrances in order to help create a positive commercial environment in Cañon City, Colorado.

The Cañon City Facade Improvement Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program that is administered on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to annual City funding. In order for a project to qualify for reimbursement, the project must receive grant approval from the City prior to beginning construction. Approved grant recipients will be required to provide paid invoices of the completed project, which shall be subject to verification and approval, prior to receiving reimbursement funds. The program does not reimburse sales tax or City permit and application fees.

The intent of the grant program is to assist small businesses with improving and upgrading existing building facades in Cañon City, especially among Historic Downtown Cañon City and along the Highway 50 corridor. The program seeks to bring new life to existing buildings or (sign) structures, which do not conform to current standards or are in need of a “facelift.” By assisting property owners to upgrade the appearance of their buildings, the aesthetic environment of Cañon City is enhanced, thus improving the economic vitality for all businesses and the City as a whole.

This new Facade Grant Improvement Program opens on September 16, 2019

Facade Grant Program Packet and Application