Grant Program to Brighten Baltimore Storefronts

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, a $650,000 state program will provide $10,000 grants to nearly 50 businesses in Baltimore City that were damaged by civil unrest for storefront improvements.

From the Sun,

Projects funded by the new state program include businesses in neighborhoods from Park Heights and Pigtown to Highlandtown and Waverly. Other areas include the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor, Fells Point and the downtown business district. Three in four of the businesses are in areas with concentrated damage, according to the state agency.

This program complements other locally-established efforts, as reported in the Sun,

The city runs a similar facade improvement program through the Baltimore Development Corp. More than $3.5 million was awarded for storefront improvements from 2000 to 2014, the last year for which data are available.

Baltimore’s quasi-public development arm also offered storefront recovery grants of up to $5,000 after the unrest. In all, the group awarded 73 of the grants, valued at more than $210,000.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore SunBaltimore businesses trying to rebuild after unrest get state money to improve storefronts.

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