Applications are now available for 2022 grant funds to spruce up facades in Yankton’s Meridian District.
City of Yankton Community Development Manager Brad Bies says the program provides grants at a fifty percent or greater match of private funds, with a total of $60,000 in grant funds available this year.
Preference will be given to projects that involve historic restorations, but new non-historic facade improvements are eligible as well. All projects must fall within a set of repair and enhancement guidelines and must occur on the portions of the building visible to the public.
Applicants complete a simple, two-page application and include a proposed budget and a basic drawing or illustration of the proposed project. All improvements must conform to the building code and other codes and historic preservation laws.
The application deadline is March 1st with additional applications being accepted as long as grant funds remain available. Copies of the application can be downloaded anytime online at cityofyankton.org or picked up at the Community and Economic Development Department located in City Hall.