Finksburg Facade Improvement Program
A big shout-out to those business and property owners who attended the April 26th Open House; we appreciate your support for the program!
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What is the Facade Improvement Program?
The Facade Improvement Program (FIP) offers matching grant funds to eligible property owners in Finksburg to improve the appearance of building facades and signs. Goals of the program are to:
- encourage renovation of building facades and signs
- improve the appearance of the Finksburg Corridor
- leverage private improvements by making revitalization efforts affordable and community-based
- preserve and enhance the economic vitality of commercial services
The FIP offers an incentive dollar amount of up to 80% of the total cost of facade renovation in return for the owners’ 20% or greater investment in facade improvements. The grant award amount is based on available funds, the number of qualified applicants, and other evaluation criteria. Work Completed prior to award is not eligible for funding. The grant will be offered on a rolling basis as funding permits. This is a reimbursement program.
Grant funding is provided through Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Community Legacy Program. The FIP is administered through Carroll County Government, specifically the Department of Planning.
Click HERE to view FIP projects.
Owner will be reimbursed up to 100% of their investment for FIP projects coinciding with approved greening or landscaping improvements visible from MD 140.
Who can apply for funding?
Commercial or industrial zoned properties within the Finksburg Designated Sustainable Community that front MD 140 or are adjacent to a property that fronts MD 140. To determine if your property is eligible, view the Eligible Applicants Map.
What activities are eligible for funding?
Eligible projects should be visible from MD 140 and include but are not limited to: