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Commercial Façade and Downtown Improvement Program

Commercial Façade Improvement Grants are used to improve commercial buildings 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. Prior to 2019, Commercial Façade Improvement Grants came from Tennessee’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The program is now state funded through the Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.