Grants

Competitive grants to encourage the growth of a vibrant and thriving retail climate in the downtown.

The grant program includes three grants; Exterior Enhancement Grant, Interior Improvement Grant, and Retail Assistance Mini Grant. A downtown business is eligible for one grant per year.  Please read through all material regarding the grant you are interested in.  For additional questions and to discuss eligibility, please contact Jill at (574) 968-7287 or jills@downtownsouthbend.com.

Grants Include:

Exterior Enhancement Grant

Financial assistance to renovate/restore building facades and adjacent streetscapes in downtown South Bend.

Interior Improvement Program

Encouraging the growth of a vibrant and thriving retail climate in downtown South Bend

Retail Assistance Mini Grant

Focusing on helping small businesses downtown improve the appearance of their property and enhance visitor experience in South Bend.