Chico Building Enhancement Program

Grant opportunities to improve business storefronts

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Due to the impacts of the pandemic, many business owners had little opportunity or incentive to invest in the ongoing beautification of their business, resulting in many businesses in need of upgrades to their general appearance. The City of Chico has allocated $200,000 toward a Building Enhancement Grant Program to assist business owners with the funds necessary to improve their business exterior, thereby enhancing the attractiveness and appeal of the business to potential patrons. The program will provide grants of up to $5,000 to for-profit businesses located within the city limits to upgrade and generally improve the appearance of commercial business fronts.

**The City of Chico Building Enhancement Grant Program is currently oversubscribed, and the application window will close on April 13, 2022**

For questions or additional information: or (530) 893-8732 ext. 208

Grant Application Documents:

Grant Program Overview

Credit Authorization

Landlord Consent

Estimated Application Timeline:

Program Announcement – March 15, 2022

Application Period Opens – March 21, 2022

Application Period Closes – April 13, 2022 – program currently oversubscribed 

Selection Notification – Rolling basis as applications are reviewed/approved beginning April 4, 2022

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