CORE Incentive Grant Programs


The purpose of the CORE Incentive Grant Programs is to encourage rehabilitation, reinvestment and new development in the downtown area of our community. These incentive programs are funded by the Downtown Tax Increment District and are available to property owners, developers and tenants for projects within that District. All CORE Incentive Program grants and awards are discretionary and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The following programs are available:

  • The Façade Incentive Grant Program provides 50% matching funds for improvements made to building facades;
  • The Technical Assistance Bank Grant Program offers financial assistance for professional design services from licensed architects and engineers;
  • The Housing Incentive Grant Program provides 20% matching grants for the creation or rehabilitation of housing units within the downtown area;
  • The Sidewalk Subsurface Infill Grant Program offers grants for work within the public right-of-way needed to fill subsurface vaults under sidewalks.

Application and Information Guide

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on the Monday that is 24 days prior to a scheduled Renaissance Zone Authority meeting (as shown on the Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines. 
Downtown Programs Application
CORE Incentive Grant Programs Regulations

Renaissance Zone Authority 


The Renaissance Zone Authority is a seven member advisory board that makes recommendations on requests for designation as a Renaissance Zone project and CORE Incentive Grant program applications. The Renaissance Zone Authority also provides guidance on Downtown Design Review and other activities impacting the core of the community. 

Agendas, minutes and additional information are available on the Renaissance Zone Authority page.

For additional information on the CORE Incentive Grant Programs, contact Daniel Nairn.