The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) with funding from SB21-252 will support efforts by local governments and regional collaborations to engage in small business relief through “Main Street: Open for Business.” This Initiative supports façade improvements and energy efficiency projects for businesses in the state’s traditional downtowns.
The program is designed to:
● increase property values and visual appeal
● increase sales and revenues in rehabilitated buildings
● reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills
● increase job retention/creation
Grants under SB21-252 are prioritized toward communities with multiple projects in their applications that will provide a catalytic ripple effect of investment in downtown districts.