Local and State Grant Programs
Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program
In order to revitalize the downtown, attract new businesses, increase property values, and restore Stevens Point’s downtown character, the City has developed a Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program. This program allows owners and/or tenants of existing buildings within the Tax Increment Finance District VI to apply for 40% matching funds of total costs for eligible improvements. See the full Program Description for more information on eligible properties, eligible improvements, award reimbursement, and application instructions.
How to Apply
Complete the grant application and deliver it to the City’s Community Development Department at 1515 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the City’s Historic Preservation Design Review Commission. See the program description for a list of eligible activities, ranking criteria, and other specifics. Funds will be available until they are extinguished and project awards will occur on a case-by-case basis when applications are received. Only complete applications that contain all required information will be considered. View the grant application view a list of the required application information.
Before you apply you are encourage to contact Community Development Department Staff below to discuss the parameters of the project and ensure eligibility.
Reintroducing Filled Window Openings Grant Program
This program is intended to reintroduce window openings that were previously filled in with brick or another form of façade material. An example of non-historically significant work that was commonplace in the past was permanently filling existing window openings. Reintroducing these window openings improves the aesthetic and functional cohesion of improvement architectural features on a historic building. Owners and/or tenants of existing buildings within the Downtown Design Review District and the Tax Increment Financing District No. 6. may be eligible for reimbursement limited to no more than 40% of the total cost of eligible improvements.
How to Apply
Complete the grant application and deliver it to the Community Development Department at 1515 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Only applications that contain all required information will be considered for funding.
All complete applications for matching grant assistance will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation / Design Review Commission (HP/DRC) to determine the project’s compliance with the specific standards contained within this Program Description as well as with other components of the Downtown Design Guidelines.
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State Grant Programs
The Economic Development department helps local business owners utilize grant programs from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. These programs provide support that is crucial to the business communities across Wisconsin. If your business or development project qualifies for any of the programs below, contact our Economic Development Specialist.
- WEDC Idle Sites Redevelopment (ISR) Program
- WEDC Brownfields Grant Program
- WEDC Main Street Bounce Back Program
- Customized Labor Training
- Small Business Research Funding
- Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Assistance – Phase 1
- Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Assistance – Phase 2
- Technology Startup Support
- Workforce Training Grants