Commercial Façade and Downtown Improvement Program

Downtown Improvement Grants are used to improve commercial buildings and public facilities in downtown districts that have active revitalization programs in place through the Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee Downtowns programs. Grants can be used for improvements including new awnings and signs, painting, windows and doors, brick repair and other upgrades to buildings as well as courtyard improvements, wayfinding signage, and streetscape improvements. The program is funded through the Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly. Prior to 2021, grants awarded through this program were referred to as Commercial Façade Improvement Grants.

Key Performance Indicator: Launch downtown improvement grants in at least 7 Tennessee Main Street or Downtown communities