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Facade Improvement Program

Enhance your curb appeal with the City of Lansing’s Facade Improvement Program.

The City of Lansing’s Facade Improvement Program provides targeted assistance for improving the appearance and structural conditions of building facades in highly visible and critical areas of the city. Many businesses in Downtown Lansing would benefit from this support, as the City has allotted a $175,000 total grant amount in the 2023-2024 fiscal year to improve Lansing buildings’ appearances and structures.

Through this program, you could receive funding to help with design assistance; aesthetic facade improvements; or transformational improvements to your exterior commercial facades, to name a few ideas. Grant types include:

  • Aesthetic facade improvements (Up to $10,000)
  • Transformational improvements (Up to $20,000)
  • Design grants (Up to $2,000)

The purpose of this program is to enhance the street appearance of Lansing businesses while providing some critical safety improvements as well. As a result, past recipients have become more attractive to customers and the community, going on to increase the overall value of surrounding local businesses and their entire neighborhood as a whole.

Learn More Application FY23-24 Grant Guidelines


Application Details

  • Application period: January 16th, 2024 – March 15th, 2024
  • The program is directed at commercial, office, and multi-use buildings adjacent to main corridors and neighborhood nodes within the City of Lansing.
  • If facade improvements begin prior to grant funding approval, the applicant will not be eligible for the grant.
  • All grant-funded improvements must be permanent and fixed in type or nature.
  • Improvements must meet all City of Lansing code requirements including zoning, building, and safety codes.
  • More details on application requirements can be found on the application guidelines.

For more information on the Facade Improvement Program, reach out to the Lansing Economic Development Corporation.