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Community Catalyst Building Remediation

Downtown Resource Center

Helping Grow Stronger Communities and Vibrant Downtown Areas

Community Catalyst Program Example

The Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program assists communities with the redevelopment or rehabilitation of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community.  

  • Funding based on annual availability
  • Maximum grant: $100,000
  • 40% of funds will be awarded to cities with populations under 1,500

  • Funds available for the rehabilitation of one commercial building per community or two buildings with same ownership that are adjacent
  • Deconstruction is allowed in dire situations or for safety reasons
  • City must be the applicant and provide financial and/or in-kind resources
  • A mandatory pre-application process will precede the official grant application
  • Applications are by invitation only, after approved pre-application
  • Contact the program contact listed
For more information, contact:

Jim Thompson