Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program

Fillmore Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program - Opens July 1, 2022

A good-looking, well-maintained building helps ensure Fillmore continues to be a great place to do business. To encourage improvements and repairs, the City of Fillmore created the Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program. This is an incentive program that offers property and business owners matching grant reimbursements for improvements of exterior building repairs and improvements that meet program requirements.

If you have any questions, please call 805-946-1712.

The goal of the Fillmore Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program is to provide financial support to property and business owners with the renovation of the street facing side of a commercial building and structures for occupancy by businesses through funding for exterior building repairs or improvements. The program is open to businesses and property owners with a business at street level that is open to the public and provides goods or services ("Qualified Property").

The Grant Program will assist individual businesses by helping multiple businesses renovate their storefronts to make the City's neighborhood commercial corridor more attractive for and inviting to shoppers and visitors.

Grantees may apply for grants as reimbursements or payments to licensed contractors for an eligible improvement's approved costs, with a grant from the Fillmore Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program not to exceed $12,500, per building/business project. Funds are awarded on a first come first serve basis and there is no guarantee of funding availability.

The objective of this Grant Program is to facilitate economic growth and commercial revitalization, correct code violations, stimulate private investment and upgrade the physical image of the Target Area through the use of the City's American Rescue Plan Act ("ARPA") funds.