Grants through the City of Bloomington may provide up to 50% of total project costs for Bloomington businesses to improve their building facade, signage, sidewalks, patios, lighting, landscape, murals and more.
“This program makes an investment in our business community,” Mayor Tim Busse said. “And, because improving neighborhood commercial areas drives increased business, it also serves as a reinvestment in our community as a whole.”
Grant funds must be matched one-to-one with private funds, and expenditures are reimbursable only after the business submits verified receipts.
Applications are reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Preference will be given to businesses within targeted commercial nodes such as American and Portland, 98th and Nicollet, Old Cedar and Old Shakopee, Countryside Center, 90th and Penn, American and Nicollet, Central Lyndale and Amsden Ridge Center.