Sunday, December 17, 2017

Facelift Grants

Full Members of the Kingsville BIA are eligible to apply to our Facelift Grant Program. The funding criteria for applicants are:

What is it?
  • A Kingsville BIA program that provides grant money for Kingsville BIA Members to improve their building facades.
    • This project is funded through
      • $5000 from the Kingsville BIA 2013 budget,
      • $5000 from the Essex Communities Futures Development Corporation, and
      • $5000 from the The Town of Kingsville
How does it work?
  • Property owners or business owners submit a proposal to the Kingsville BIA Board of Managers outlining the façade improvements.
  • BIA Members are eligible to apply for this grant once a year.
  • The proposal must include pictures of before the work and after the work is completed. After pictures must be submitted before the grant is paid.
  • Projects are eligible to receive 50% of the cost of the improvement up to a maximum of $500.
Who is eligible?
  • All commercial buildings in the Kingsville BIA boundaries.
  • Applicants must be a member of the Kingsville BIA with an open business within the BIA boundaries.
  • Projects must support the goals of the grant.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive to receive one grant per member per year.
  • Applications must define the project and include a copy of the contractors cost estimate for the work.
  • Eligible projects must be on the street facing sides of the building.
  • Applications must include pictures of the area being improved by providing before and after pictures of the project. (After pictures may be submitted after the grant application has been approved.)
  • Applications must demonstrate that the funding received will not exceed 50% of the total cost of the project.
What improvements are eligible?
  • Façade restoration of brickwork, wood, masonry, and metal cladding
  • Replacement of entablature, eaves, parapets, and other architectural details
  • Window and door replacement
  • Signage
  • Painting of the façade exterior
  • Exterior lighting
  • Replacement or addition of awning, marquees or canopies
  • Replacement of façade elements originally in place during initial construction of the building
  • Entranceway modifications
  • Redesigned shop fronts
  • Exterior improvements – repainting, cleaning brick, graffiti prevention
  • Modifications to improve accessibility
  • Such improvements to the building exterior as may be approved by the Kingsville BIA Board of Managers.
What improvements are NOT eligible?
  • Paving or cement work to parking lot
  • Improvements to side/back walls of the building
  • Painting over old signage
  • Flashing signs
  • Broken or boarded windows
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Building insulation
  • Interior work

Who qualifies for assistance?


  • Registered property owner or business owner with approval of property owner.
  • If applying as a business owner, the business must be open for 6 months before the grant money will be paid to the applicant if approved.
Where do I apply?
  • Applications, cost quotations and pictures should be submitted to:
    • Kingsville BIA

28 Division Street South, Kingsville ON   N9Y 1P3

Phone: 519-733-6250  

Fax:  519-733-9963  

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When would I receive the grant?
  • Upon completion of the work, and:
    • submitted paid invoices (RECEIPTS) to the Kingsville BIA Office, and
    • submitted your signed Face Lift Letter of Agreement to the Kingsville BIA Office, and
    • submitted a picture showing the approved project is complete.


Please fill in the grant application and return to the BIA Coordinator. All grant applications go before the Board of Managers for approval.

Facelift Grant Application

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