2023 DESIGN CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM
AND GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING AND FAÇADE IMPROVEMENTS
In order to encourage the rehabilitation of building façades and streetscape improvements in the downtown business district, the Easton Main Street Initiative (EMSI) is able to use funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development, proceeds from the Historic Easton House Tour, and other resources to financially assist property and business owners in completing their projects.
Eligible buildings must be located in the Main Street district which is indicated on the map below in blue. This round of funding will focus on new and/or upgraded signage for the businesses located within the district.
Available Funds for Signage
This grant program will reimburse property and business owners a fifty percent match of signage costs up to $1,500. Sign projects that exceed $3,000 are only eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $1,500.
Evaluation Criteria and Approvals
A full set of guidelines, along with the application can be downloaded HERE.
This is a competitive process. Applications will be reviewed by the committee and evaluated on a point system scale. Submission Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023.
If you need additional assistance, please call Kim Kmetz at (610) 533-9588 or email email@example.com.