Facade Rehabilitation Grant

Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program

Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program Checklist


The following items must be put forward in order for City of Monroe to make an appropriate decision on an application.

Incentive funds are not “as of right”, that is, they are not automatically provided to eligible retail or restaurant businesses which purchase or lease eligible properties. Applications are required and they are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by City of Monroe.


o   Complete Application-Any incomplete application submitted will not be considered

o   Color photographs of existing conditions of proposed improvement are/historic photos (if available)

o   Samples of paint and wall coverings and floor coverings

o   Description of appliances, light fixtures, etc. to be installed

o   Written specifications outlining scope of work

o   Drawings of proposed renovations

o   Contractors estimate and NC License Number

o   Structure must be within the boundaries of the “downtown core” (bound by Crowell St., Church St., Talleyrand     St., Stewart St.). 

o   Structure must be a contributing structure to the Downtown National Register Historic District (It is the   responsibility of the applicant to substantiate)

o   Façade grant renovation to be used on an exterior portion of the building that is visible to the public.

o   Façade grant money may not be used for interior renovations or roof repairs

o   Grant applications shall be reviewed by City staff, Finance Committee and City Council for approval

o   The proposed design and renovation work must be approved by the City of Monroe (including the Historic District Commission, if the property is part of a designated historic district) before work commences and will be subject to review and approval by appropriate City of Monroe Departments during the renovation process


Follow the link to download the full Facade Rehab application.

Remember that any submission of an incomplete application will not be considered


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