BUSINESSES – APPLY FOR A MEEKER GRANT FOR 50% MATCHING FUNDS! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to improve your business.
Utilize the Site Enhancement Grants to spruce up your store front and attract customers! Flower pots, signs, awnings, new facade, benches, sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting all bring visual improvement and increase curb appeal.
Add a unique amenity! Economic Development Grant examples: a new service, new construction, building expansion, and capital investments that create new jobs.
The Town of Meeker’s ability to provide quality municipal services and infrastructure to the Meeker Community is directly related to the economic success of the local business community. In order to assist the Town in meeting its economic goals, the Town in 2017 is again making available the Meeker Business Grant Program. This two-track program will provide grants to businesses via a competitive application review process.
TRACK 1: The Town will consider providing Site Enhancement Grants to businesses that wish to install traditional site improvements such as façade improvements, landscaping, and other architectural upgrades.
TRACK 2: The Town will consider Economic Development Grants to businesses that undertake capital investments (excluding working capital) that bring one or more of the following to Meeker:
- Addition of jobs to the local economy
- A unique amenity
- A region of draw to the Town Core or other Commercial District
- Diversification to the Town’s economic base
Grants will be awarded in any amount up to $5,000 however, applications in excess of $5,000 may be considered for projects that provide exceptional benefit. Project may also be smaller, no minimum. Grant requests should include matching funds from the business in the amount of 50% of the total project cost. The Meeker Town Council has allocated $50,000 to fund the Meeker Business Grant Program in 2017.
The 2017 Meeker Business Grant Program Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on May 5th, 2017. Applications are available at Town Hall and on the Town’s Website. Applicants are required to review their proposed projects with Town staff prior to application submission to gain an understanding of any Town codes that may be relevant to a particular project. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at Town Hall.
Grant awards will be announced no later than June 9th, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the Town of Meeker Business Grant Program, please call (970) 878-5344.
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