Kittanning Borough is once again applying for a Keystone Communities Façade Grant for up to $50,000 for improvements to the exteriors of eligible buildings in the central business district of Kittanning Borough.
If awarded, the money will help give a face lift to commercial buildings in the focus area. The maximum amount per storefront facade would be $5,000 and must be matched dollar for dollar by the business owner/building owner. A side or corner of a commercial building bordering a public lot or street will also be considered for exterior improvements, up to $5,000.
Armstrong County Department of Planning & Development will be assisting Kittanning Borough with the application.
“Updating the facades of local businesses will complement the revitalization efforts within the Borough. We are hopeful that DCED will look favorably upon our grant application and award the façade grant to the Borough,” said Carmen Johnson, Interim Executive Director of the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development.
Eligible projects include: storefront facade; exterior restoration/painting; architectural elements and additions; awnings; exterior lighting; lighting signage; and signs.
If funded, the borough will hold a grant round during which time all interested parties can submit applications to be reviewed by a design committee. If awarded, funds are expected to become available sometime in the summer of 2019.
Those interested are asked to contact Carmen E. Johnson, Interim Executive Director with the Department of Planning and Development, at 724-548-3721 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.