Commercial Facade Renovation Program

Niagara Falls Community Development offers a reimbursable matching grant to small business owners, up to $10,000 per façade, for the renovation of commercial buildings. This program is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  To apply, please complete the application form below and send to Seth Piccirillo, Director of Community Development, at seth.piccirillo@niagarafallsny.gov.

Commercial Facade Renovation Application

Commercial Loan Subsidy Program

The Commercial Loan Subsidy Program is used to correct hazardous code violations regarding safety or health, e.g. basic heating, plumbing, roofing or electrical systems.  The maximum loan to be subsidized may not exceed $50,000 and the subsidy is calculated based on the Wall Street Journal Prime Lending Rate at the time of agreement between the Owner and the City of Niagara Falls.  The subsidy generally computes out to be between ten and fifteen percent of the project cost.  For more information, please contact Seth Piccirillo, Director of Community Development, at seth.piccirillo@niagarafallsny.gov.