Applications are open for the Kendall Whittier Façade Grant, an annual program that incentivizes the ongoing revitalization of the Kendall Whittier commercial corridors.
The program, presented by Kendall Whittier Main Street and underwritten by George Kaiser Family Foundation, offers dollar-for-dollar matching grants of up to $3,000 and up to $1,000. Apply now!
“This will be the 10th year of this program, and in those years, we’ve awarded more than $57,000 and see revitalization projects equaling hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street. “We expect to see a lot of good projects this year!”
Any commercial property in the grant boundaries of Kendall Whittier is eligible to apply. (A map is available on the website as well as on the application.)
Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, masonry repair, window or door repair/replacement, transom repair/replacement, replacement of architectural details, awnings, lighting, signage and public art.
An eligible façade is defined as an individual storefront or side of a building that faces a public street. Separate addresses within a single building may qualify as separate façades.
Façade Grant applications are due Feb. 28 by 11:59 p.m. and can be submitted online, by email, mailed or delivered in person. Applications that are mailed should be postmarked Feb. 28.
The application is available in Spanish as well as English. It is the second year the grant is translated into Spanish.
The Façade Grant Program is competitive. Due to limited funds, not every applicant with an eligible project may be awarded. The grant committee recommends applicants be as thorough as possible when filling out the application.
Those awarded will be notified by the end of March. Projects can not begin prior to grant notification, and projects must be completed – and receipts submitted for reimbursement – by Dec. 8, 2023.
For more information about the program or to apply, visit the grant website. Applications open Feb. 1 and close Feb. 28.
Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. KWMS is a 2020 Great American Main Street Award winner and an Oklahoma Certified Cultural District. For more information or to get involved, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email email@example.com.
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