The CHARM Grant offers an opportunity for local businesses to make Grant County’s downtown spaces more “CHARMING”.
The CHARM Grant will target projects that are small yet potent. The Economic Growth Council believes that each project (no matter how small) has the potential to significantly impact the business and the community at large. Just the sight of visible improvement—fresh paint color, more light, repaired awnings or sidewalks—can bring new life to a community and give community members something to believe in.
Eligible projects include (but are not limited to): signage, awning repairs, window treatments, sidewalk repairs, landscaping, facade improvements, fresh paint, occupying a vacant or underutilized space etc.
About The CHARM Grant:
The CHARM Grant is a $1000 matching grant that will roll on a quarterly schedule: March, June, September, December for 2019. All local Grant County businesses are encouraged to apply, though businesses located in downtown areas as well as projects with higher visibility and community impact will be given priority.
All applications will be reviewed by staff and scored on a 3 point system based on the following criteria:
1) Visual Impact
2) Neighborhood Fit (conformity with any local design standard)
3) Quick Community Impact (timely implementation)
**ALL PROJECTS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED WITH IN 90DAYS OF RECEIVING THE GRANT**
2019 CHARM GRANT SCHEDULE:
APPLICATION DUE: March 1st 2019
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 6th 2019 @ BYOC²
PROJECT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BY: June 6th 2019
APPLICATION DUE: May 31st 2019
WINNER ANNOUNCED: June 6th 2019 @ BYOC²
PROJECT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BY: September 5th 2019
APPLICATION DUE: August 30th 2019
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 4th 2019 @ BYOC²
PROJECT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BY: December 4th 2019
APPLICATION DUE: November 29th 2019
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 4th 2019 @ BYOC²
PROJECT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BY: February 4th 2020