Facade Grants

The Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Facade Improvement Program is designed to enhance the quality and vitality of downtown Glenwood Springs.

Assistance is offered to eligible projects in the district that enhance the building façades, thereby enhancing the downtown street environment. Matching grants for financial assistance are awarded on a “first come, first served” basis. 


  • Applications will be considered for funding in amounts not less than $500 and not more than $5000.
  • No more than one grant per calendar year shall be awarded to the same business/ applicant.
  • If multiple businesses exist within one property, each business will be eligible for grant funds. In addition, the property owners and business owners may apply separately for grants.

Match Requirements and Funding Process

  • The Program, within the funding limitations set forth above, will award up to one half the total cost of approved projects.
  • Actual amounts awarded may be less than amounts requested by the Applicant.
  • The total project cost will be evidenced by paid invoices and/or canceled checks.
  • Payment will be made in the form of reimbursement to the Applicant following completion of the project and final inspection.

Application Process

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to get conceptual approval before submitting an application.
  • Applicants must submit a completed Façade Improvement Grand Application Form and Grant Reimbursement Agreement.
  • All projects must have completed the necessary review and approvals associated with construction from the City of Glenwood Springs.
  • The DDA Board’s committee will first review the applications and make recommendations for funding to the DDA Board. The DDA Board meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.
  • The Applicant will be notified in advance of the meeting day, time and location during which the application will be reviewed.

​Upon its review, the Committee will make one of four determinations:

  • Recommended as submitted
  • Recommended with modifications
  • Recommended for partial funding or
  • Funding not recommended

Typically, the Board will require, as a condition of funding, that the work commence not later than 45 days following notification by the Board of its approval and be completed not later than 180 days following the date of commencement, though these limitations will vary according to the project’s scope.

Facade Improvement Grant Application
Facade Improvement Reimbursement Agreement

Further information:
Laura Kirk
Executive Director for the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority
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