Online Applications were open December 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Do not submit an application if you have already begun construction.
Applicants must sign a grant agreement with the City BEFORE starting construction, in order for those project expenses to be eligible for reimbursement.
Grants will be awarded based on:
Equity Criteria and the fulfillment of the following goals:
View the Equity Map to determine if your business is located in a high priority neighborhood
The following improvements are NOT eligible:
The following improvements are eligible:
City staff screens all applications received to determine that all the necessary information has been provided, including photos of existing conditions, and a copy of the applicant’s business license. City staff will apply the equity scoring criteria to determine which applications are funded, and will notify selected applicants after the close of theapplication window on January 31, 2023.
Once the applicant is ready to select the contractor(s) and/or architect, they can begin satisfying the prerequisite requirements of the Reimbursement Agreement outlined by the following documents:
Once the above documents have been provided, reviewed and approved by staff, Applicants sign a Reimbursement Agreement and become a grantee. Expenses incurred after the agreement is signed, provided that they are included in the approved project scope of work, are eligible for reimbursement.
As per the Maintenance Standards document (Attachment C), grantees will continuously maintain, at their expense, the improvements made as a result of their FTIP participation for a period of no less than 5 years from the date on which the Reimbursement Agreement was signed.
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