Nov 2011- YBOR FLASH - Facade Grant Program

 Attention: Property Owners

Applications now being accepted for FY2012

The City of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Agency has approved the fiscal year 2012 budget which included new funding for the Ybor City Facade Grant Program. This program has been successful in Ybor City with over nine grants awarded since 2009.  The program assists property owners with finanical assistance to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas in Tampa's CRA's.  Ybor City CRA 1 and 2 participates in the program along with Drew Park and East Tampa.  Funding can be used for exterior renovation, restoration and rehabilitations as well as landscaping improvements.  The funding is limited to 50% of the project costs, up to $50,000 and property use must be retail and/or targeted commercial. In Ybor City, projects are prioritized based on the program's criteria and matrix.  

For information on the facade program and an application, please visit and click on the Facade Grant icon. Funding is limited so if you are interested in the program, please apply by Friday, December 2, 2011.   

For more information, please call Brenda Thrower with the Ybor City Development Corporation, at (813) 274-7917 or email at



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