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Façade & Sign Grant Program

We offer a Façade & Sign Grant program, as one of our efforts to directly support two key PMSA Objectives:

  • Objective #1: A pedestrian-friendly, well-appointed, high-quality Main Street corridor.
  • Objective #8: A critical mass of destination retail and services that positions Perry in people’s minds as a destination.

This is a recipient-match grant program that seeks to encourage local economic growth and development by making the downtown area an attractive area to live, work, play and do business. 

It targets façade improvements and perpendicular signage. What’s a recipient match grant program? 

An applicant may receive up to 50% of the total project cost from this grant program. The other 50% must be matched with another source of funds (qualifying projects could explore the Village of Perry BIL program). 

The maximum award amount has increased to $1,000.00.

Program Information

Just download them, compile and submit your application materials or contact us with questions.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the year. 

Applications received by the first day of any month will receive a response by the fifth day of the following month. 

 Refer to the application for submission information.

Open to current PMSA members in good standing.

This program is a perfect fit for building owners who are interested in making façade improvements for any reason—including changes needed to meet property maintenance law related needs. 

Please refer to the guidelines for ideas and further explanation of the components. Scoring criteria for Impact, Quality, Design, and Value are used in evaluating applications.


Rules & Eligibility

  • The maximum per application is $1000, which must be matched via another funding source (e.g. applicant). 
  • The program is open to current PMSA members in good standing. 
  • Building owners and/or business owners (or a joint venture of these two parties) of commercial properties located within the C-1 district are eligible to apply, with the exception of publicly owned buildings. 
  • Properties must be in conforming use under the Village's zoning ordinance except a commercial use that is non-conforming due to lot, bulk, or yard requirements and/or has a variance. 
  • Business owners who don’t own the property may apply, but written permission from the building owner and proof of leasehold is required. 
  • Properties with outstanding tax assessments or code violations are not eligible unless the grant is primarily intended to reverse property maintenance violations.
  • All projects must be completed within 90 days of approval.  Extenuating circumstances will be considered. Successful project completion consistent with the proposal submitted is required prior to reimbursement.
  • Applicants are responsible for determining required permits (ie signage permit, building permit), which are required along with receipts for expenses in order to be reimbursed for the amount of the grant.
  •  The Design Guidelines, while intended to be consistent with the ordinance, are not law. 
  • Applicant will be required to submit proof that project costs have been paid before PMSA distributes funds.


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