The CCPA is currently accepting applications to award commercial and residential matching grants for façade restoration. We are excited to be able to provide funds we have raised throughout the year for the preservation of Champaign County’s historic structures. There will be two commercial grants; one for up to $1,000 for cosmetic facade restoration, and one for up to $3,000 for structural facade restoration. There will be three residential grants for up to $1,000 each.
Guidelines and grant applications are available at the below links and at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2019. Grants will be awarded June 30, 2019. Restoration work must be completed by December 31, 2020.
In 2018, we awarded commercial facade grants to two businesses located in Urbana (Skylofts located at 221 N. Main and the Douglas Inn on Monument Square), and one in North Lewisburg (Champaign Realty located at 10 East Maple Street) totaling $4,950. We awarded three residential grants in Urbana at 413 Scioto Street, 302 W. Reynolds Street, and 429 N. Main Street, and one in St. Paris at 265 W. Walnut Street totaling $3,000.