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Business Improvement Grants - Quick Facts


The Sealy Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) offers a matching reimbursable grant for the following areas of improvement:

        

          1.  Facade Improvement

         2.  Sign Improvement

         3.  Property Improvement



Downtown Main Street District

* Electrical & Plumbing Improvements


The applicant shall not begin any work related to the application prior to receiving notification of approval from the Sealy Economic Development Corporation.  The grant applicant is responsible for obtaining all applicable city permits related to the improvement project.  It is advised that any applicant review their plans for improvements prior to submitting their application with the City of Sealy, Planning/Building Department, located at 405 Main Street, or may call 979-885-1669.


All grants are reimbursable grants, and will only be funded after completion of the project in accordance with the application approved by the SEDC.  The applicant mus submit proof of paid receipts for all applicable material, labor and related expenses for the project.  Upon authorization of the executive director to fund the grant, 50% shall be paid to the applicant and the remaining 50% shall be paid ninety days after the date of the initial payment.  For more detailed information regarding the business improvement grant program please contact the Executive Director at 979-627-6121 or visit our website at www.sealyedc.com


Type and Amount of Grants:

Facade Improvement:


Improvements to storefronts including, but not limited to, painting, reconstruction, addition of awnings and/or remodeling.


The grant amount shall be equal to 50% of the cost of such improvements, up to a maximum $3,000.00


Sign Improvement:


New signs and/or renovation or removal of existing signs.


The grant amount shall be equal to 50% of the cost of such improvements, up to a maximum of $1,000.00


Property Improvement:


Items such as, but not limited to landscaping, parking lot resurfacing, striping, driveway improvement, and lighting.


The grant amount shall be equal to 50% of the cost of such improvements, up to a maximum of $2,000.00


Downtown Main Street District

Electrical & Plumbing Improvements:


Improvements to repair and/or upgrade permanent electrical and plumbing components to comply with the current City codes and ordinances.


The grant amount shall be equal to 50% of of the cost of such improvements, up to a maximum of $15,000.00