The CCPA is currently accepting commercial and residential façade grant applications for 2018. We are excited to be able provide funds we have raised throughout the year for the preservation of Champaign County’s historic structures. There will be two commercial grants; one for up to $1,000 for cosmetic façade restoration, and one for up to $4,000 for major structural façade restoration. There will be three residential grants for up to $1,000 each.
Guidelines and grant applications are available at the below link and at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2018. Grants will be awarded June 30, 2018.
In 2017, we awarded commercial façade grants to three businesses located in Urbana (Carmazzi Building on South Main and Monument Square, 114-116 Scioto Street, and 115 South Locust Street) totaling $6,000. We awarded one residential façade grant to 569 South Main in Urbana, totaling $2,000.
Matching grants are 100% funded by proceeds from CCPA’s events throughout the year such as the Annual Home and Garden Tour, the Urban Loft Tour, and other fundraisers.