Ybor City Facade Grant Program
The City of Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved the Ybor City Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Ybor City Facade Grant Program. More than 35 façade grants have been awarded since 2009 to help stimulate private investment by property owners that are ready to improve the appearance of their properties. Funding, which is limited to 50 percent of the project costs up to $50,000, is for exterior renovation, restoration and rehabilitations, as well as landscaping improvements. Property use must be retail and/or targeted commercial located in the Ybor City CRA boundaries. Submitted projects are prioritized based on the program’s criteria and matrix. Eligible projects should be permit-ready to commence by September 30, 2018.
Tampa’s participating CRAs include: Ybor City, Drew Park and East Tampa. Program information is available at https://www.tampagov.net/cra-facade-improvements.
If you are interested in applying for the Ybor program, please schedule an appointment with Brenda Thrower, Ybor City Development Corporation at (813) 274-7917 or Brenda.Thrower@tampagov.net