Grant Funds Available To Improve Downtown Properties

Wilmington Downtown Inc, in partnership with the Municipal Service District, has two grant programs for owners of downtown buildings or property where the facade or landscaping is in need of repair or improvement. 

The Facade Improvement Program is available on a matching basis to cover up to 50 percent of the cost to renovate a building façade. The maximum available is $2,500 for a property. Corner properties may be eligible for up to $5,000 for work on two, street-facing sides of the building.  Click here for more information.

Landscape Improvement Grants are also available on a matching basis to cover up to 50 percent of the project cost with a maximum of $1,500. For corner properties, projects may be eligible for up to $3,000. 

These grants are great for screening off unattractive areas or for beautifying lots by landscaping with trees, shrubs or flowers.  Click here for more information.