BID Storefront Improvement Grants

Before and After at 580 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn Family Dental.

Our Storefront Improvement Grant program provides small matching grants, as well as design services, to business owners who are making improvements to their business’ signage or storefront security gates. The program provides an incentive for businesses to remove solid security gates and to install well-designed and attractive signage, which assists businesses in attracting new customers and improves the overall look and feel of the neighborhood. Read more about the New York City Roll-down Security Gate Law and our Signage Code.

Program Impact

Since 2004, this project has played a key role in the tremendous transformation of Myrtle Avenue into an attractive shopping and dining destination.

  • $87,000 in grants awarded to Myrtle Avenue BID merchants
  • Removal of 20+ solid-panel security gates; increasing the district’s safety and appearance
  • 74 storefronts assisted

The program has a limited amount of funds available each year and operates on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact our office

Project Funders