Facade Grant Program

The City of Alameda's Façade Grant Program provides business and property owners with matching grants to improve their storefronts and enhance the city’s retail districts. 

Under the Façade Grant Program, business and property owners may be eligible for matching grants up to $15,000 for exterior painting, new awnings and signs, and refurbishment of architectural features.

To learn more about the program, including grant amounts, eligibility, and evaluation criteria, please download the program guidelines below.

There are four application deadlines for the FY 2021-22 program year:

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022

For a detailed overview of the Façade Grant program and application process, please view the 30-minute Façade Grant Program webinar below.

To submit an application, please download and submit the materials below.

Prior to formally submitting an application, an applicant should review the program guidelines(PDF, 241KB) and meet with a member of the Economic Development Division staff to discuss their project.

Please contact city staff at 510-747-6896 or facadegrant@alamedaca.gov to schedule a meeting, or with any other questions about the program.

For the 2021-22 program only, exterior murals will be reimbursed at the 80/20 level (i.e. the City will grant up to 80% of the cost of the work up to $10,000).  Applicants must submit conceptual drawings of the mural as part of their application packet.