About the DDA Facade Improvement Grant Program
The Alpena DDA Facade Improvement Grant 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 are eligible for grant requests. All applications are reviewed by the DDA Design & Beautification Committee
Grant funding may be requested for any facade (front, side, or rear) that fronts on a public right of way (street, alley, public parking lot). Applicants may apply for up to $5,000 in funding per facade. Higher requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the DDA Board. An applicant for a grant must provide an amount matching the grant request.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The funding cycle corresponds with the fiscal year, which runs July 1- June 30.