The Helena Business Improvement District (HBID) Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) program is designed to promote the improvement of commercial and multi-use properties in the Business Improvement District by helping property owners upgrade, rehabilitate, and preserve the facades of eligible structures in Historic Downtown Helena. The FIG program aims to make revitalization efforts affordable by providing matching grant funds up to $5000.
Application deadline is April 15, 2019.
Please follow the instructions on page of the “guidelines.” For further questions, please contact Micky Zurcher by calling 406-447-1535 or email [email protected]
The 2020 application is not yet published. It will be available early 2020.
2018 Awarded Grants
In 2018, seven applicants applied for our grant and three were successfully awarded.
KOHRS BLOCK – 324 & 326 Fuller Ave
Before: badly dated, uninviting 1960’s facade hides building’s original character
After: original masonry revealed, new storefront opens space up to light and views
THE PAINTED POT – 333 N Last Chance Gulch
Before: tired awning, tired paint
After: a bright and lively new historic look for an old favorite. New awning not shown.
SAGE & OATS TRADING POST – 330 North Jackson
Before: drab and easy to miss
After: new awnings, lighting, flower boxes, paint…a remarkable transformation!
2019 Awarded Grants
In 2019, five applicants applied for our grant and three were awarded but only two agreed to the terms and conditions of their award letter.
Union Market Block
The Base Camp
*Pictures to come