The goal of the Hagerstown Sign and Façade Grant Program is to provide an incentive to businesses and property owners to enhance their building’s presentation to the public with improved sign systems and storefront designs to contribute to the overall enhancement of City Center Hagerstown.
The program provides a 50% matching grant to approved projects for the following amounts:
Sign - $300
Façade - $1,000 (Minor: Painting, Awnings)
Façade - $5,000 (Major: Repair or Restoration of Building Elements)
All properties must be in the City Center - Mixed Use Zoning District (CC-MU), include commercial or institutional storefronts, or be office buildings.
Grants will not be provided for window signs, unless the business has a projecting sign
Grants will not be provided for internally illuminated signs
Application Process STEP 1: Apply for the Grant through the Historic District Commission (HDC) for your sign
All improvements must be approved by the Historic District Commission (HDC) to ensure that the grant-funded work will contribute to the historic character of City Center Hagerstown. Once your sign is approved and you received your Approval Letter:
STEP 2: Apply for a building permit through Planning and Code Administration
STEP 3: Apply for reimbursement through Planning and Code Administration
Applicants must then submit the Approval Letter from the HDC along, copies of paid invoices, and the proposed timeline for the installation or the installation date.