Grant funding deadline extended

GREENFIELD — Applications are being accepted for the Greenfield Main Street summer round of grant funding.

Officials with Greenfield Main Street, a nonprofit promoting a lively downtown Greenfield, moved the deadline for the Downtown Improvement Grant program to the summer to allow more time for applicants.

The program awards a limited number of matching grants on a competitive basis, up to $3,000 per qualifying property to improve building façades and to promote preservation and rehabilitation of historic downtown structures, according to the Greenfield Main Street website.

The program is designed to assist all property owners and tenants of commercial and residential buildings located in the existing historic downtown Greenfield area. Work funded by the grants should be completed within six months after the award.

Work will be reviewed and approved using the program guidelines, Greenfield Historic District Design Guidelines, and the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Upon completion of the improvement, the grant recipient will provide proof of payment. Grant recipients are required to provide a minimum 50 percent match, and the program will reimburse up to 50 percent of approved exterior building improvements up to $3,000 per selected property.

Businesses or nonprofits submitting applications should drop them at the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce building, 1 Courthouse Plaza, between 8 and 11 a.m., Attn: Shelley Swift. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. April 27.

For more information, visit greenfieldmainstreet.org or call 317-586-8166.