Hagerstown Sign and Façade Grant Program

Staff Contact: Debbie Calhoun, DCalhoun@hagerstownmd.org

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.

Grant Amounts
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)
Eligible Applicants
All properties must be in the City Center - Mixed Use Zoning District (CC-MU), include commercial or institutional storefronts, or be office buildings.

Ineligible Activities
  • 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.

All program guidelines apply.
Click on the following link for the full Program Guidelines.
Click on the following link for the full Application Form.
Click on the following link for the Vendor Application.
Click on the following link for the W-9.