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.
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Art adorns outdoor space. That's the whole point of downtown Rochester's new Mural Grant, which helps encourage collaboration and creativity between business and artists to enhance the vitality of downtown.
Click here for more information about the Mural Grant and how to apply.
Parklet and Sidewalk Cafe Grant
The Parklet and Sidewalk Café Grant program is aimed at assisting downtown bars, restaurants, or community organizations looking to construct a sidewalk café or parklet structure.