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Ginger Watkins

A Fresh New Look for Business & Commercial District Businesses

The Cameron Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), City of Cameron, and Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that the Façade Grant program is again accepting applications for facade improvements on buildings in the Business and Commercial Districts of the City.

The applications will be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for this round of funding.  All businesses interested in making improvements to their building façade are encouraged to apply no later than January 27, 2020.

The program was established to assist existing businesses, along the highways and in the business district (downtown), with improvement to their building exteriors.  A fresh coat of paint, new windows, signs, awnings and more go a long way to telling customers that a business is a growing, going concern and engaged in creating a positive customer experience.  A fresh new look builds pride in our community and draws visitors in to shop and explore our city.  With exciting new investments coming to Milam County, there is no better time to take a fresh look at how a newcomer might perceive our business -- is it welcoming, in good repair, easy to access?  Is it time for a fresh coat of paint or landscaping? Consider looking at your business from a newcomer point of view.  If your newcomer perspective tells you that a few changes are in order; then, plan, get estimates, and complete the Facade Grant application.  

Improvements which qualify for the Façade Grant include store signage, lighting, awnings, windows, building fronts, entries, planters and other expenditures as approved by the Façade Grant Committee (FGC). The Façade Grant program is a reimbursement program.  All awards will be issued upon completion and inspection of the improvements. Grants are available for up to 50% reimbursement.  Grant amounts will depend upon funding availability.

Applications and information are available through the Cameron Economic Development or Chamber of Commerce offices located at 102 East First Street or click Grant application for the form.