The GDC offers numerous grants and incentives to businesses in our Special Service Area
Rent Reduction Program
Up to $3,000 ($1,000 per year up to three years) may be available through the Downtown Council provided the property owner agrees to provide a match in rent reduction to you as a tenant. With landlord assistance the grant would amount to $2,000 per year, or $6,000 over three years.
Facade Enhancement Program
Grant provides up to 50% of proposed project costs for an exterior project up to $30,000.00. Maximum Grant not to exceed $15,000.00 for exterior improvements. Approval amount dependent on façade improvements proposed and completed. Complete below application and make a “good faith” effort to submit 2 estimates per project type (ex: signage, tuck pointing, and lighting.)
Facade Redevelopment Grant Program
A combined grant providing 50% of project cost up to $80,000 for exterior façade improvements projects of $30,000 or more. City funds would be provided through its TIF and GDC from SSA. Facades require architecture renderings.
Streetscape Light Pole Banners
Banners placed throughout the Streetscape program area to add color and vitality to the downtown central business district. These create a sense of arrival upon entering the district, unify the district, and decoratively display information that is viewed as valuable to the community. Under defined conditions, the Galesburg Downtown Council will display banners for organizations according to these guidelines.