FONDREN RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION
FACADE MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
The purpose of the facade matching grant program is to encourage and
assist the exterior renovation and rehabilitation of existing commercial or
residential structures within the designated project area. (North State Street
& Mitchell Avenue – 2008)
A. Eligible applicants will include property owners, developers and/or tenants
of existing commercial and residential structures within the designated project
B. In order for tenants to apply, the owners written consent must be
C. Grants are available for exterior improvements only.
D. Applicable improvements include:
1. Complete facade renovation
2. Exterior lighting, signage and graphics
3. Fencing, sidewalks and general landscaping*
4. Window and door replacements
7. Awnings and canopies
*Does not include landscaping plant materials of any kind on residential
E. New, ground-up construction is not eligible.
F. All grant recipients must comply with all applicable city, state and federal
regulations, including the obtaining of all building permits required by the City
3. Application Process and Guidelines
A. All applicants must use the attached Facade Matching Grant
B. All completed applications must be first submitted to the Fondren
Renaissance Foundation office; then all applications will be approved or
rejected by FRF within a reasonable period of time.
C. Work on all approved projects must begin within thirty (30) days of
receiving written approval from FRF. Failure to do so may result in the
voiding of the grant approval.
D. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and
are limited in number and amount at the sole discretion of Fondren
E. Approval of applications will be based generally upon the
compatibility of the proposed renovations with surrounding buildings in
terms of scale and materials; and the level of need determined by
4. Amount of Grants
A. All grant funds made available under this program must be matched
on a 50/50 basis with private funds from the applicant.
B. The minimum grant amount is $2,500 and the maximum grant amount
C. Grants are limited to one per property. Multiple grants per applicant
for multiple properties will be determined at the sole discretion of FRF.
5. Grant Reimbursement
A. Release of grant funds will be contingent upon the completion of work
to the satisfaction of FRF.
B. Grant recipient must present all paid receipts documenting
reimbursable expenses, before any funds will be released. Proof of
payment for all applicable materials and labor will be required.
C. Grant funds will be distributed to the recipient within a reasonable
period of time after final approval of the completed project by FRF.
(See attached Facade Matching Grant Application)
FONDREN RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION
FACADE MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION
(Please Print or Type)
1. Property Address:_____________________________________________
2. Applicant Information:
City, State and Zip:_____________________________________________
Telephone: __________________________ Fax:_____________________
3. Ownership Status:
Owner________ Tenant ________ Developer __________
If non-owner, please provide written letter of consent from owner.
4. Project Information:
Estimated Project Start-up Date: ______________________________
Estimated Completion Date: ______________________________
Detailed Description of Project for which Funding is sought (including paint
colors, type of materials used, etc.:
Estimated total cost of improvements for which 50/50 matching funding is sought:
Please attach the following information:
1. Before and after photo of the subject property
2. Copies of written cost estimates from vendors, contractors, etc. to verify amount
of funding being sought.
3. Copies of proposed site plans, architectural renderings, etc., where possible.
Source of Private Funding for Matching Grant: _________________________
I hereby certify that the above information is complete and accurate to the best of
my knowledge and understand that any misleading or fraudulent statements may
result in the loss of any or all incentives offered by this program.
For Office Use Only:
Received by FRF office: _________________
Approved by FRF office: _________________