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For commercial buildings and businesses located or planning to locate in Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), the City offers the following grants: 


Storefront Improvement Grant - a matching reimbursement grant for large, impactful exterior renovations, up to 50% of project costs. Mid-block buildings may be eligible for up to $25,000. Corner buildings may be eligible for up to $50,000. Projects which have begun construction prior to being approved and entering into a Reimbursement Agreement are not eligible for grant funding. 

  • Next application period is March 1 - 30, 2021.
  • Please note that the design principles have been updated to include energy efficiency and climate resiliency.  
  • Applications submitted outside an application period will not be accepted. Please note that application periods may be cancelled if all funding is allocated during a prior application period.
  • Storefront Improvement Program Guide 
  • Storefront Improvement Application Form

Storefront Refresh Grant - a matching reimbursement grant for small exterior renovations, up to a maximum of $1000 per building. 

Interior Building Improvement Grant - a matching reimbursement grant for interior renovations, up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of $20,000. 

Development Incentive Program - support of up to a maximum of $100,000 for constructing new commercial buildings, and support of up to a maximum of $200,000 for constructing new mixed-use developments.    

  • The next application period for the Development Incentive Program will be October 1 - 31, 2020.
  • Please note that the design principles have been updated to include energy efficiency and climate resiliency. 
  • Applications submitted outside an application period will not be accepted. Please note that application periods may be cancelled if all funding is allocated during a prior application period. 
  • Development Incentive Program Guide

  • Development Incentive Program Application

For More Information

Yvonne Pronovost

Title Principal Planner
Telephone

780-496-6196

Email yvonne.pronovost@edmonton.ca

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