The purpose of the Downtown Development Grant Program is to improve the appearance and viability of Monroe's downtown area by providing incentives that encourage local businesses to invest in their property.
Grants are available for amounts up to $15,000 per project. There is no minimum grant amount. The grant award may be dispersed at the beginning of the project. Any granted funds that were not expended during the course of the project must be refunded to the CIC.
Eligible applicants are new and existing businesses located in Monroe's downtown area as it is defined by the CIC. Applicants must be current on all zoning requirements and taxes.
Eligible projects are anything that improves the image, beautifies, or otherwise enhances the downtown area.