Now Accepting 2022 Business Façade Improvement Applications
District is approved for Grant
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 100 Mile House, B.C. – The District of 100 Mile House has been approved to offer the Business Façade Improvement Program again in 2022. This marks the ninth year the District has been extended the grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust.
The Business Façade Improvement Program provides grant funding to businesses to improve retail and commercial facades in 100 Mile House. By supporting visual improvements to buildings, the program helps make business areas more appealing to customers, which in turn enhances the economic viability of business and stimulates the local economy.
The District of 100 Mile House will provide a 50% reimbursement grant up to a maximum of $5,000 per building. Some of the eligible façade improvements include: new exterior lighting, architectural features, façade painting, siding, entrances, awnings, and some accessibility improvements. Use of log and timber accents is encouraged.
Since it was initiated in 2014, fifteen businesses have taken advantage of the program and $64,746 in grant funding has been reimbursed to these businesses for façade improvements. The total value of these projects is nearly $200,300 so private sector investment has been significant.
“The Business Façade Improvement Program strengthens and improves the first impressions of storefronts and our local economy,” says Mayor Mitch Campsall. “We encourage businesses to take advantage of this program to improve their business façade and continued investment in our community.” We thank Northern Development Initiative Trust for their continued support in 100 Mile House.”