In spring 2020, GBA will launch two complimentary programs aimed at supporting and catalyzing healthy businesses in the commercial corridors in Baybrook.
Baybrook Facade Improvement Grant (BFIG)
provides businesses up to $15,000 for improvements and design assistance to upgrade storefront exteriors, such as lighting, signage, doors and windows. The program is designed to stimulate low-cost high-impact investment along the commercial corridor. The program improves sales and the economic performance of the neighborhood, increases foot traffic, and adds safety features like lighting to corridor.
Baybrook Merchant Renovation Fund-
is a commercial corridor revitalization program that incentivizes activation of vacant storefronts. The program provides up to $50,000, in grants to new businesses for tenant fit out, code compliance, and interior upgrades. The application process is highly competitive, and projects will need to illustrate readiness to move forward quickly. GBA also provides technical assistance and funding for architectural consultation. The grant criteria and application are provided below via the link.
Facade Improvement Program
The application period is closed until further funding is available. Please reach out the contact below for info on our next round.
The Baybrook Facade Improvement Grant (BFIG) offers up to $15,000 to significantly improve commercial building fronts in the Greater Baybrook Commercial Target Area (see map of City designated areas-right.) This program partners with the Baltimore Development Corporation who matches our grant funds with city secured funds- each at up to $7,500.
Example: Project costs a total of $5,000 – you will be reimbursed $2,500 from our program and $2,500 from BDC incentive program.
Set up your required info session today. You can reach out to the program manager at:
Download the BGIF info packet, design recommendations, and application below.