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Business Improvement Grant (Downtown) Application

Steps

  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
  3. 3. APPLICATION
  • Step One

    1. LIBERTY HILL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

      Business Improvement Grant (Downtown)
      INTRODUCTION

    2. Statement

      The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (LHEDC) has established and funded the Business Improvement Grant for the City of Liberty Hill. The program provides grant funds to downtown Liberty Hill non-residential property owners on Ranch Road 1869 from State Highway 29 to all of Loop 332 and from State Highway 29 to Barton Street behind Parker’s Grocery Store in support of revitalization on a case-by-case basis.

      Grants are available on a 50/50 basis with a cap of $5,000 per grant. Sign grants are available on a 50/50 basis with a cap of $500 per grant. Grant funds can only be approved for facades and signs which are in alignment with the City’s Unified Development Code (UDC). Eligible projects include, but are not limited to the following:

      (1) Façade renovations (visible to the public)

      (2) Awning installation

      (3) Exterior painting

      (4) Outdoor lighting

      (5) Landscaping

      (6) Parking lot improvements

      (7) Signage

      (8) Roof and foundation repairs

      Applications for the program are reviewed by the LHEDC Board. In addition to review for basic eligibility requirements, applications will be reviewed for:

      (1) Potential to diversify the economy;

      (2) Effect and support on other businesses; and/or

      (3) Consistency with local redevelopment strategies.

      The LHEDC Business Improvement Grant is set up as single-payment grant funds to non-residential property owners, and in some situations, tenants.

      The annual funding cycle begins October 1st of each year and ends September 30th of the following year in alignment with the City’s Fiscal Year. Grants are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds for the funding cycle are depleted.

      No grant will be awarded for work that has already been done or covered by insurance.

      All submitted work will be reviewed and approved before any eligible work may begin.

      If awarded a Business Improvement Grant, any deviation from the approved grant project may result in total or partial withdrawal of the grant.

      A Business Improvement Grant “SIGN” must be displayed in the recipient’s storefront window for a minimum of three (3) months to publicly recognize the grant program.

    3. QUESTIONS

      Business Improvement Grant Application questions: LHEDC at 512-778-5449 - Extension 113.

      Building or Sign Permit questions: Planning Department at 512-778-5449 - Extension 105.