Applications for BIAs
1. Outdoor Mural & Street Art Program
DUE: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Minimum and maximum amount that can be awarded:
One-time funding is available up to $5,000 for murals in commercial or employment districts. Eligible expenses for murals include artist fees, materials, installation and equipment rental. Maintenance of the murals is the responsibility of the applicant.

Application is attached below


2. Facade Improvement Program

New for 2019 – get up to $15,000 for 50% of the cost of renovating your business facade & for adding AODA Approved accessibility features!
The program is first-come-first-serve starting at the beginning of each calendar year when The City sets its budget.

While there is a due date for the program, it is highly recommended that members submit their paperwork as soon as possible, as funding is often 100% allocated by mid-April.

The Facade Improvement Program provides up to $15,000 for 50% of the total cost of storefront renovations & beautification. The base grant provides up to $12,500 for the purposes of completing storefront facade upgrades and beautification.

Application is attached below


3. Digital Transformation Grant 

The Digital Main Street Program funded by the Province of Ontario in partnership with the Ontario BIA Association seeks to help small main street businesses across Ontario improve their adoption of technologies to better promote themselves online, sell online and even run back-office processes online. Every business that wants to participate in the grant must first take an online assessment of their current technology use. Based on the assessment, the business will then develop a Digital Transformation Plan based on a template that will be provided which will detail their goals and what technologies they need to achieve those goals. To help put the plan into action, the business can then apply for a one-time grant of $2,500 to help with the costs of adopting the required technology.

Application is online, please see it here ---- >

For more information on the above grants, please see the attachment below
KMBIA-Grants for BIAs_1.pdf
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Application for Facade Improvement Program
Facade Improvement application.pdf
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Application for Mural and Street Art Program
Mural and Street Art.pdf
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