CHEYENNE – The Design Committee of Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority has announced the opening of the 2020 pre-application process for façade improvement grants.

The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 4.

The Façade Improvement Program was originally put into place by the DDA board of directors in 2015, and since then, $663,582 in grants have been awarded, according to a news release. The program is underwritten by the DDA mill levy, a 20-mill property tax assessment approved by downtown property owners on the assessed value of their properties.

The FIP is a reimbursement-based grant program, with up to a 65% funding match for approved façade improvements. The program is open to property owners within the DDA district that includes:

• From the north side of 15th Street to the south side of 22nd Street

• From the west side of House Avenue to the east side of Snyder Avenue

• South of the viaduct: From the south side of 11th Street to the north side of Deming Drive, and from the west side of Central Avenue to the east side of Capitol Avenue

The program is administered through the DDA’s Design Committee, with final approval on FIP grants going through the board of directors. Design Committee members include representatives from the local design and historic preservation community.

To get a copy of the 2020 FIP application packet, go to https://downtowncheyenne.com/programs-resources#facade or contact Executive Director Vicki Dugger at vicki@downtowncheyenne.com or at 307-433-9730, ext. 4.

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