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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Storefront Improvement Grant Applications Being Accepted

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The City of Milpitas’ Storefront Improvement Grant Program provides grants for exterior commercial storefront improvements to help increase economic vitality for local businesses in support of revitalization on Main Street. The Milpitas City Council allocated $365,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for this purpose of which, $75,000 has been allocated for design services. Eligible property and business owners on Main Street may apply for grant funding via a competitive selection process.

Project Requirements

  • Be commercial businesses or tenant spaces on North and South Main Street*
  • Be visible from the public right-of-way (i.e., visible from the street)
  • Provide a community benefit (i.e., improves health, safety and/or appearance of a business

Eligible projects are located on North Main Street from Weller Lane to Carlo Street and on South Main Street from Carlo Street to Curtis Avenue

Grant Details

Grants cover either 75% or up to $25,000 of eligible costs whichever is less depending on approved grant and scope of work. Grant recipients will be responsible for all costs exceeding grant award. Eligible improvements require permits where applicable and include the following:

  • Landscaping
  • Paint
  • Permanent Signage
  • Exterior lighting
  • Awnings
  • Outdoor seating and benches
  • Outdoor dining features and structures
  • Windows
  • Restoration of historic architectural features and finishes
  • Removal of inappropriate architectural materials

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