Grant Opportunities

Downtown Rochester offers a variety of grant opportunities and resources to Downtown businesses and the community

​Façade Improvement Grant

In an effort to assist Downtown merchants in maintaining high quality business spaces, the Rochester Downtown Alliance created the Façade Improvement Grant. In partnership with the City of Rochester, Downtown business owners can apply for up to $20,000 in matching grants funds to improve their properties.

Click here for more information about the Façade Improvement Grant and how to apply.


Start-Up Event Grant

Up to $3,000 per grant award is available for new, pandemic-appropriate events, activities, or program in downtown Rochester through our Start-Up Event Grant. Applicants may apply for funds to host new events, or passive programs like public art, in downtown Rochester.

Click here for more information about the Start-Up Event Grant and how to apply.