Each year, the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) provides matching grants to businesses to help them pay for improvements to their storefront. This year, we’re asking for your help in determining which businesses should receive some of the financial help. If you have a favorite business who you think could benefit from this storefront assistance, nominate them for a grant!
The grant dollars can be used to help merchants pay for the installation of new signs, storefront lighting, or removing solid roll-down security gates. This year, there is $12,000 available to more than 170 eligible businesses. To be eligible for a grant, the business must be located within the BID (map), which runs along Myrtle Avenue between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Classon Avenue. Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2016.
Over the past decade, the BID has awarded more than $72,000 to help spruce up the appearance of more than 60 storefronts. The goal of the grant program is to improve the physical appearance of the commercial district and assist businesses in maintaining a fresh look.
Nominate your favorite business by clicking here.
Click through the gallery below to view past BID Storefront Improvement Grant recipients: