Economic Development

Facade Improvement Grant Program

Effective November 17, 2020

Business owners with properties in the Community Redevelopment Areas (Blighted Areas) of Scottsbluff are now able to receive assistance to improve the façade or street view of their properties from the City of Scottsbluff.  

Qualified property owners can begin applying for the funds beginning Tuesday, November 17th.   Please submit completed applications to City Hall for review. Reviewed applications will be presented to the Community Redevelopment Authority which will make a recommendation to the City Council for final approval. For more information on the application process, please review the Guidelines and Application here.

The minimum grant amount is $500 and the maximum amount is $10,000 per property.  City funds must be matched dollar for dollar by the property owner and all funds (grant funds and the match) must be used to improve the appearance of a clearly visible portion of the exterior of an eligible property.

Applications must include actual bids or estimates which equal or exceed the grant funds requested and matching funds.  Bids or estimates must be from, and work must be completed by, a contractor registered with the City of Scottsbluff.  Costs of materials are also eligible for reimbursement if the property owner provides the labor.

Applicants must pay for the work and/or materials and submit to the City all receipts for work completed and for materials purchased in order to be reimbursed.  All work must be completed and receipts submitted to the City for reimbursement by September 10, 2021.

Community Redevelopment Authority meetings are typically at noon on the second Wednesday of each month. Applications must be submitted by noon on the Thursday prior to the meeting to be eligible for that meeting's agenda.

For questions and additional information, please contact: 

Zachary Glaubius | | 308-630-6244
Starr Lehl | | 308-630-6213

Community Redevelopment Areas - Facade Improvement Program