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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.  

 *We have closed Facade Grant submissions for 2023. Please check back after January 1st, 2024, for updated Facade Grant information. 

* We will no longer accept application submissions in phases.  Please ensure to send all your supporting documents, as listed on your application, in with your application at one time. Please note that a seperate scope of work, in addition to your bids, is a required document.  It must be detailed and complete.  Feel free to also submit that prior to gaining bids to make sure it meets all criteria. 

** Please note that all projects must attend a New Projects Meeting, with your scope of work, prior to submitting your application. Please contact Christ Beebe to schedule your appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


Commercial Facade Grant Template