Central Rocklin Area Facade Grant Program
The Rocklin City Council has approved the Central Rocklin Area (CRA) Façade, Revitalization & Accessibility Grant Program to encourage revitalization by means of private investment through renovations and quality improvements in the visual appearance of building façades and to improve accessibility to commercial structures. The Façade Grant Program also strives to leverage private improvements while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative, and community based.
There is $70,000 in funding available for façade improvement grants. The application period opens June 26, 2013. Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis for eligible projects until funds are exhausted or April 1, 2014, whichever comes first. The program is based on a 50:50 matching grant (50% funded by the City with a 50% match from the property/business owner) with a maximum amount of $15,000 being awarded to any one property/business owner(s).
The grant review process includes a staff level design review by the grant review committee to determine whether the project should receive a grant and determine the amount of the award.
Eligible Properties and Projects
Eligible properties are those shown on the CRA Façade, Revitalization & Accessibility Grant Program Map. The Map is available at the last page of the Grant Program Guidelines.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, vacant buildings being converted into an active use; removal and replacement of inappropriate or incomplete exterior and/or restoration of original front facade; main, secondary, or rear facades; main entryway/door; re-roofing; and re-painting. The complete list of eligible projects is available in the Grant Program Guidelines.
Additional weight will be given to those projects in which the property/business owners are investing a substantial sum of money into their projects.
Application materials include the CRA Façade, Revitalization & Accessibility Grant Program Guidelines, the Grant Program Application, and the Grant Program Design Review Guidelines. Download these documents here: