The village of Fairport Local Development Corp. has expanded its reimbursement program to help Fairport village businesses impacted by the pandemic make necessary capital improvements.
FLDC has distributed $80,000 in grants through its Local Investments for Fairport’s Transformation (LIFT). Some 40 businesses have received grants for PPE, takeout supplies and other pandemic-related expenses.
The LIFT program will now be expanded to help owners of commercial properties or businesses make improvements that enhance the attractiveness of Fairport’s commercial corridor. An additional $70,000 will be committed to the new Sign, Façade and Street Frontage Grant Program. Grants of up to $10,000 will provide reimbursement for costs related to signage, awning, façade or street frontage improvements, officials said.
“The impacts of the pandemic on our small-business owners have forced many to utilize their limited capital resources to sustain their operations, precluding required maintenance and desired improvements,” said FLDC board Chairman Kevin Clark. “The Sign, Façade and Street Frontage Grant Program will help with those investments and underscores our commitment to ensuring the village of Fairport’s position as a premier community offering a diverse and vibrant business district for residents and visitors alike.”
More information can be found on the Village of Fairport Office of Community & Economic Development website.