The Newark Façade Improvement Program was established to help local small businesses to preserve and rehabilitate the exteriors of their commercial properties, to preserve the economic viability of needed commercial services, and improve the appearance of the downtown business district.
Owners of existing businesses, either business properties or business tenants (with landowner approval) located within the CDBG target area, are eligible and encouraged to apply for FIP loans. The cost of the rehabilitation is financed through a no interest loan, which may be deferred or paid back monthly, subject to the review and approval of the City of Newark Planning and Development Department. The maximum total cost of the project per business property is $2,000.
Eligible activities include labor, materials, fixtures, and other contract items necessary for the proper execution and completion of the facade rehabilitation.
Click here to link to the application for the Façade Improvement Program.