Facelift Grants

Kingsville Business Improvement Area Association

Printable – Facelift Grant Application 2019


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
o $5000 from the Kingsville BIA budget, and
o Money from the Town of Kingsville which may fluctuate year over year
How does it work?· Property owners or business owners submit a proposal to the Kingsville BIA Board of Managers outlining the façade improvements.
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.
· BIA Members are eligible to apply for this grant once a year.
· All reimbursements considered may be approved or denied at the Board of Managers discretion.
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.
Applicants are eligible to receive one grant per member per year.
Registered property owner or business owner with approval of property owner.
If applying as a business owner, the business must be open for 12 months.
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.
Projects must support the goals of the grant.
What improvements are eligible?· Façade restoration of brickwork, wood, masonry, and metal cladding
· Replacement of entablature, eaves, parapets, and other architectural details
· Signage
· Painting of the façade exterior
· Exterior front lighting
· Replacement or addition of awning, marquees or canopies
· Replacement of façade elements originally in place during initial construction of the building
· Entranceway modifications to support accessibility requirements and efforts
· 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
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
When would I receive the grant?· Upon completion of the work, and:
o submitted paid invoices (RECEIPTS) to the Kingsville BIA Office, and
o submitted your signed Face Lift Letter of Agreement to the Kingsville BIA Office, and
o submitted a picture showing the approved project is complete.

Kingsville Business Improvement Area Association



1. Address of Property ______________________________________________


2. Name of Property Owner                                                                                                           





Telephone No.                                              E-mail address                                                         


3. Applicant (if different from the owner)







Telephone   No.                                              E-mail address                                                      


4. General Description of Proposed Project:

Proposed Start Date: _____________________    Proposed End Date: ______________________


5. Project Budget (includes a copy of the estimates from building contractors or tradespeople for all facets of the eligible works, as summarized below and pictures).

Description of WorkBusiness
BIA Grant

Date                                                                            Signature of Owner or Tenant


Please print name here

Owner Authorization


Note: to be signed by Owner only if a Tenant is the applicant.


As of the date of this application, I am the registered Owner of the lands described above. I authorize the submission of this application by:

Please print name of Tenant



Date:                                                                            _________________________________

Signature of Owner


Please print name here


Date Application Received: _______________________                         _____________


Approved by BIA Board:                  Yes               No              Date: __________________

Reason if denied: _________________________________________________________

Signed Letter of Agreement:              Yes               No              Date: __________________

Copy of PAID invoices:                       Yes               No              Date: __________________

Before/After Pictures:                         Yes               No              Date: __________________

Grant Money Issued:                          Yes               No              Date: __________________


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