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The City of Fort Wayne created the Commercial Façade Grant Program (CFG) to help businesses transform their buildings' facades and revitalize the City's corridors. The program provides a 50% matching grant to eligible businesses that are located within an Economic Development Target Area (EDTA). The purpose is to improve the appearance of their building and the surrounding site. By visually enhancing the exterior of buildings, businesses increase their property values, maintain their marketability, and demonstrate confidence. The CFG program works to assist those owners to promote reinvestment, strengthen Fort Wayne’s commercial activity and enhance economic vitality in the City’s heart.  

Applications for the 2020 construction season will be accepted from November 4, 2019- December 6, 2019. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for links to the application and detailed information about the program.

If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Commercial Facade Grant Program or are looking for more information on the grant, please contact Grants Specialist, Lindsey Maksim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 311.

Commercial Facade Grant Template

Map of Eligible Area
Frequently Asked Questions
Program Guidelines
Design Guidelines
Preparing the Application's Supporting Documents
W-9 Form