This program (revised May 2011) is designed to promote the rehabilitation and restoration of the existing commercial buildings in the downtown by providing matching grants for qualifying exterior building improvements. Matching grant reimbursements are now available for up to $150,000, or its equivalent, per project. Additionally, properties that are designated as a landmark and/or participate in a designated district qualify to participate in both the Facade Improvement Program and the Rehabilitation Grant Program.

Prior to filling out the application, schedule a pre-application meeting with Planning Staff at (815) 439-2824.

Facade Improvement Program Description

Facade Grant Application

TIF District Map - Only properties located within the TIF (tax increment financing) District are eligible for this program.