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Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation Business Improvement (Business District) Program

Steps

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

    1. LIBERTY HILL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

      BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT

    2. STATEMENT

      The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (LHEDC) has established and funded the Business Improvement Program for the City of Liberty Hill. The program provides matching grant funds to existing businesses and non-residential properties within the described area of Liberty Hill and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Every incentive approved must meet the requirement that it will promote new or expanded business enterprise within the City or its ETJ and that it will benefit the City.

    3. OVERVIEW

      This program is designed to encourage physical improvements and commercial revitalization along our corridors while encouraging commitment to improve the overall aesthetics of Liberty Hill. Generally, it encompasses street facing facades of income-producing non-residential businesses along Highway 29 (LHHS to Ronald Reagan), 1869 (29 to 183), 183 from (1869 South to Mourning Dove); other properties will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      Grant funds are limited to a maximum of 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $5,000.

      The LHEDC Business Improvement Grant Program is set up as a single payment reimbursement to property owners per building / business and in some situations tenants.

      Grant funds will only be approved for facades which are in alignment with the City’s UDC. Any abandoned or illegal signs located on the property must be removed to be eligible for grant funds.

      Matching grant funds are available on a first come, first served basis until total funds for the cycle are depleted. The annual funding cycle begins October 1st of each year and ends September 30th of the following year in alignment with the EDC’s fiscal year.

      No grant will be awarded for work that has already been started or completed or for work covered by insurance. Application must be reviewed and approved before 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 funds.

      A LHEDC Grant sign must be displayed in the recipient’s storefront window for a minimum of three (3) months to publicly recognize the grant program.

    4. QUESTIONS

      Business Improvement Grant questions: Call LHEDC at 512-778-5449 x113

      Permit questions: Call Planning Department at 512-778-5449 x105