Facade Improvement Grant Program

The Cañon City Area for Reinvestment Expansion (C-CARE), through the C-CARE Facade Improvement & Energy Efficiency Grant Program, may provide a reimbursement grant of up to 75% of the costs of a qualifying project in an amount up to $7,500 per property per year. The purpose of the program is for eligible property owners and/or tenant businesses to upgrade the appearance of existing storefronts/building facades or primary public entrances in order to help create a positive commercial environment in the City.

The C-CARE Facade Improvement Grant Program is a reimbursement program that is administered on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to annual C-CARE funding. In order for a project to qualify for reimbursement, it must receive approval from C-CARE staff prior to the commencement of construction. Approved recipients will be required to provide paid invoices of the completed project, which shall be subject to verification and approval, prior to receiving reimbursement funds. The program does not reimburse sales tax or any permit and application fees.

The intent of the program is to bring new life to existing building facades or sign structures within the C-CARE Urban Renewal Area by assisting small businesses with improving and upgrading their existing commercial building facades, especially among Historic Downtown Cañon City and along the Highway 50 corridor. By assisting business or property owners with upgrading the appearance of their buildings, the aesthetic environment of Cañon City is enhanced, thus improving the economic vitality for all businesses and the City as a whole.

For further questions about the program, please contact Rick Harrmann, Economic Development Manager at rlharrmann@canoncity.org

*Cañon City Facade Improvement Grant Application and Guidelines