Facade & Interior Grants

Financial assistance for buildings in need of renovations in Downtown Bettendorf are available and made possible through a grant program managed by the Downtown Bettendorf Organization. It’s available to any business or property in the downtown’s Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID).

The SSMID’s boundaries are “point to point” from Martha’s Point on the western edge to Premiere Auto on the east end and from the Mississippi River north roughly to Brown Street, which runs behind K & K Hardware.

The façade grants cover projects that improve the value of the building and make it more attractive. Interior grants cover improvement projects that are permanent (stay with the building). Applicants can apply for up to $15,000 or 50% of the project’s total cost – whichever is less.

Both property and business owners can apply. Business owners who rent the property must have the landlord’s permission to make the improvements.

Lastly, if interested you can apply here for the Facade Improvement and Commercial Interior Improvement grants.