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Funds available for improvements to some Colorado Springs businesses

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 15:18:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Business owners on the southeast side of Colorado Springs could be eligible for money to help improve the appearance of their business.

The city started a pilot grant program called the “Commercial Façade and Frontage Improvement Fund.” That fund could provide at least $10,000 to businesses in Colorado Springs if the business provides a 50 percent match.

“The main reason that we want to do this is really to increase the economic opportunities, attract and retain tenants, make sure there are more community spaces in the southeast side of Colorado Springs,” said Katie Sunderlin, neighborhood outreach development specialist with the city of Colorado Springs.

In order to qualify, the business must be located in the southeast part of Colorado Springs, which is basically south of Constitution and east of Circle.

A one-page application is due by 5 p.m. Friday. It can be submitted via email to