Facade Grants

The Façade Improvement Grant Program was developed to enhance the historic character of our downtown district through awarding grants to projects that improve and preserve the exteriors of existing historic buildings within the DDA district. Properties located within the legal boundary of Alpena’s downtown district engaging in retail, commercial, entertainment or office services shall be deemed eligible for grant requests. Projects must be approved by the DDA Design Committee.

The DDA façade grants programs will award grants under the program in any amount requested from a minimum award of $500.00 up to a maximum award of $ 5,000.00.  Applicants for a grant must provide a matching amount to their grant request based on a dollar for dollar basis.  An applicant’s proposed improvement project total can exceed $ 10,000.00; however the DDA’s participation will still be limited to a maximum amount of $5,000.00.

Awards are given twice a year, in May and September.

For more information please contact Anne Gentry at 989.356.6422, or anneg@alpena.mi.us.

Past Grant Recipients

As You Wish

The Marketplace

The Owl