The City of Saco has established a Downtown Façade Grant Program to help support economic development and community revitalization efforts in the Downtown. The program offers matching funds for a variety of façade improvement activities, including painting, window or door repairs or replacements, signage, awnings, and storefront restorations.
The City of Saco is the administrator of this program, led by the Planning & Economic Development Department. Our goal is to assist as many qualified projects as funds allow. This grant will be offered on an ongoing basis as funding permits. The Downtown Grant Program is currently funded through the Downtown TIF District (see map below). The award amount is based on available resources, the number of qualified applicants, and other evaluation criteria.
Downtown Omnibus TIF District:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 31st, 2021:
Please contact Jessa Berna, Economic Development Specialist for additional information.