DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL FACADE GRANT PROGRAM

50/50 Reimbursement grant program to provide an opportunity to provide assistance to downtown businesses when improving their storefronts.

Grants available for the following amounts:

  • Facade (storefront / entrance area of building) up to $10,000.00 ($20,000.00+ total project)
  • Sign only up to $500.00 ($1,000.00+ total project)
  • Paint only up to $5,000.000 ($10,000.00+ total project)

Applications due: December 1 and May 1
Informational meeting: November and April
Grant application review: December and May
Grant recipient notification: December and May EDC Board Meeting
Project start date: No later than sixty (60) days after the Grant Agreement is executed.
Project completion date: No later than six (6) months from the date the Grant Agreement is executed.

For more information, contact
Rachel Siller at 956-361-3800 ext 304 or rsiller@cityofsanbenito.com
Bernard Rodriguez at 956-361-3800 ext 415 or brodriguez@cityofsanbenito.com

Guidelines
Application
Map of eligible properties

DOWNTOWN RENT SUBSIDY GRANT PROGRAM

Rent subsidy grant program to provide an opportunity to assist start-up businesses and existing businesses opening a new location in downtown.

Grants available for up six (6) months of rent, or a total not not exceed $5,000.00

First round of applications due: December 1
Informational meeting: November
Grant application review: December
Grant recipient notification: December EDC Board Meeting

For more information, contact
Rachel Siller at 956-361-3800 ext 304 or rsiller@cityofsanbenito.com
Bernard Rodriguez at 956-361-3800 ext 415 or brodriguez@cityofsanbenito.com

Guidelines
Application
Map of eligible properties

USDA SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM