City of Scranton Façade Grant Program
The City of Scranton recently announced that $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is available for façade improvements to eligible businesses across the city. Façade grants are available up to $10,000 with a 25 percent match for single storefronts. If multiple eligible small businesses share the same façade, they can submit a joint application for upgrades of up to $20,000 with the same 25 percent match.
NeighborWorks will assist businesses in West and North Scranton that are interested in applying for a facade grant. Scranton Tomorrow will be the point-of-contact for downtown and Hill Section businesses, and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will oversee improvements in South Scranton, Pine Brook, and Minooka.
West Scranton businesses that aren't eligible for the ARPA-funded facade grant program may be eligible to apply for funds to improve the exterior of their building through another facade grant program managed by NeighorWorks. For more information, contact Gerard Hetman at firstname.lastname@example.org.