Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Business Facade Improvement Program

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Northern Development Initiative Trust are offering a grant program to assist downtown property owners and business owners with the financing of street-oriented building façade improvements.

Find the full program guide & application here.

We have expanded the area for eligible applicants so check the map below to confirm your availability!



The physical environment in which we live and work has a great effect on us. A community that is more appealing and interesting to the eye gives its residents a greater sense of place. This program is aimed to provide grant funding to business owners to improve retail and commercial building frontages. It is envisioned that the program will help enhance the community as an appealing, interesting, and friendly place to do business, visit and live.

By facilitating improvements to business facades, business areas can become more appealing to consumers, thereby increasing the marketability of commercial spaces, assisting in business retention and providing a better sense of place within the community to retain both current and future residents.

Grant Funding Available:

The program can provide grants for up to 50% to a maximum of $5, 000 per business. Projects must have a minimum projected cost of $2,000. Grant Funding will be distributed on a first come first serve basis with preference to small locally owned businesses.

Who Can Apply?

Property owners or business owners with the property owners authorization.

Eligible Façade Improvements:

Eligible improvements may consist of but are not limited to:

  • Exterior lighting (new but not replacement)
  • Exterior architectural features
  • Exterior surfaces and details (decorative details, moldings, trims etc.)
  • Windows (new but not replacement)
  • New siding
  • Façade painting
  • Entrances and doorways (new but not replacement)
  • Awnings
  • Signage attached to façade and directional signage.

Eligible Properties:


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