Alma Taylor Foundation: Building Improvement Grant Program Restoring Downtown Greensburg, one building at a time. Grant deadlines are March 26, June 25, and September 24. Step 1 of 4 25% Are You Eligible to Apply? Check first.What You'll Need to Fill Out This Form:Make sure to have all the following prepared before you fill out this form. Please complete the form in one sitting. - Information about you and the business - Information about the project (proposed use & rehabilitation) - Cost estimates (signage and interior/exterior renovation) - (If applicable & submitted digitally) Site plan drawn to scale, business shown on City of Greensburg map, and applications submitted to other organizations requesting grant money.Terms and ConditionsAmount The ATF will provide up a grant up to $20,000 per building address for downtown building improvement, maintenance and rehabilitation. Eligibility - Applicants must be the owner of record, mortgagor or contract purchaser. - Property must be located downtown Greensburg. - Downtown Greensburg for the purpose of this grant program is defined as an area that is within two blocks of the downtown square. - Buildings must be used for commercial or industrial purposes. - Residential and church-related properties are not eligible. - If there is a mixed-use property involved in the grant request, only the commercial or industrial aspect will be covered by the grant. - Applicant must provide funds to match the amount of the grant. - Additional consideration will be given to applicants that exceed a 50% match. - Applicants must report if they are applying for additional grant money from other organizations for the same project as they are applying for the ATG. - Each property is only eligible for one grant for the duration of the program. - Owners, mortgagors, or contract purchasers of multiple buildings are eligible for multiple grants provided each grant is for a separate building. USE OF GRANT PROCEEDS The matching grant program is designed to encourage restoration and rehabilitation of original and historic building features that contribute to a distinctive downtown character. Most visible exterior improvements such as storefront renovations, doors, lighting, signage, awnings, landscaping, architectural cornice restoration, replacement windows, and upgrade repairs are eligible for matching grants. Structural items including mechanical systems, roofs, interior design and utility improvements may be considered eligible for grants provided such items are proven to be necessary to maintain the integrity of the building, increase employment or expand business operations. Grant proceeds can be used for exterior renovation of the structure and interior modifications and improvements designed to enhance the building. Grants will not be awarded for working capital, property acquisition or refinancing of existing debt. Grant amounts shall not exceed 50% of any approved project’s total cost with a maximum award of $20,000 per building. Therefore, to receive the maximum grant amount, the total project cost must be at least $40,000. All ATG requests are subject to review by the ATF executive board. Grant decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. ATF grants will be distributed to recipients upon successful completion of the project as approved. Changes to an approved project must be reviewed and approved by the ATF executive board. Failure to obtain proper approval may result in a reduction of award amount or the forfeiture of the grant in its entirety. Grant applicants will be required to provide receipts and / or proof of purchase to validate their expenses, financing and investment match. The ATF executive board will monitor program compliance. The ATF treasurer will administer all ATF funds subject to full board approval. Upon completion of the project, a bronze placard approved by the ATF must be placed on the exterior façade of the building. The placard will must include the words “Project sponsored in part by the Alma Taylor Memorial Building Improvement Grant”. This requirement will help insure the legacy of Alma Taylor lives on and acknowledges her passion for downtown and her generosity. DEADLINES & INFORMATION Applications may be submitted at any time; the ATF executive board meets on an as needed basis, and the ATF board meets quarterly. Projects must be completed within six months of approval, unless the ATF executive board grants an extension. Building permits, Certificates of Appropriateness, and other requirements of the city, county or state are the sole responsibly of the property owner.Acceptance* I agree to the Terms and Conditions Do you have all the materials prepared to fill out this form?* Yes I have all the materials prepared and the project is also within the Downtown Greensburg boundaries on the map. Personal / Business InformationYour Name* First Last Your Email Address* Enter Email Confirm Email Your Phone Number*Business NameProject Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Project InformationWhat is the main goal of the project?*How does the project achieve the goal?* Project Cost EstimatesOutline below the cost of the project.Exterior RenovationATF GrantOwner EquityOther FinancingTotal SignageATF GrantOwner EquityOther FinancingTotal Interior RenovationATF GrantOwner EquityOther FinancingTotal Required Application AttachmentsTo receive full consideration, the following items must be included with the application (if applicable). - Site plan drawn to scale, at a minimum at 1”=100’. Project location must also be noted on a City of Greensburg map. - Elevations of any facade proposed to be altered, drawn to scale of at least 1/8” = 1’; each elevation drawing should include notations of proposed materials, color, finishes and details. - The drawing should clearly show proposed signage (if any). - Perspective renderings of the proposed project and/or photos of similar structures may be submitted, but not in lieu of adequate drawings showing the actual intended appearance of the buildings. - Clear and identifiable photographs, at least 5”x7” in size, of the building facades and facades of neighboring buildings. - If more than one facade is proposed for renovation, photographs of each building facade, proposed as well as neighboring, should be submitted. - Preliminary (written) cost estimates. - Rehabilitation/Construction time schedule, noting start and completion dates. - Applications that have submitted to other organizations requesting grant money for the project.Acceptance* I agree to the Terms and Conditions Upload Requested Files* Drop files here or Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png. upload files in .pdf, .doc, .jpg, .png, or .docx format Download the PDF version of this form here.