Storefront Improvement Program

Helping business and property owners to upgrade their storefronts.

About

Business and property owners may be eligible to receive grant money for facade improvements.

Examples of eligible improvements:

  • Masonry/brick pointing
  • Cornices
  • Exterior painting
  • Windows/glazing
  • Exterior doors
  • Exterior facade lighting
  • See-through security grills
  • Signage and awnings

The program can reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of eligible improvements to a maximum of $10,000 for a single commercial property, or up to $15,000 for a multiple-address or corner business property.

The Storefront Improvement Program is a program of the Department of Commerce.

 

Connect

Address
Storefront Improvement Program
1515 Arch St.,12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email SIP@phila.gov

Process and eligibility

To participate, follow these steps.

1
Confirm your property's eligibility

To apply, your property must be on an approved corridor.

To find out if you can apply:
Email SIP@phila.gov or call (215) 683-2025.

If your project is eligible, you will be matched with a relationship manager.
This person will be a City staff member or a representative from a neighborhood organization.

2
Plan your project

Your relationship manager will meet with you in person. They will walk you through the process of applying for the Storefront Improvement Program. During this meeting, you will discuss ways to improve your storefront.

3
Apply

After discussing improvements with your relationship manager, it’s time to apply.

Download, fill out, and submit your application.

Do not begin work on your storefront until you have received written approval from the City.

Apply for the Storefront Improvement Program

After you've determined your eligibility, download, fill out, and submit the program application.


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