Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) Grant Program

Purpose & Applications

The Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) Grant provides technical and financial assistance to commercial property owners or business tenants through a 50% matching grant of up to $20,000. There are two BIG Grant programs, each with its own funding source and purpose. Please select one of the buttons below to learn more about the Façade Improvement BIG Grant or the Public Health BIG Grant.

Downtown businesses along Hopkins Street at night
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Additional Information

For more information, please email or call the Economic & Business Development Manager at 512-393-8059 or for the application form.

Please note, if you are planning on doing construction in a Historic District, by City code, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission prior to exterior alterations (including signs) in the designated Historic Districts. View more information on the Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF).

Verify if your business property is within the BIG Grant Eligibility Area here.