2024 Matching Grants

Dear Business Owners and Stakeholders,

We are excited to introduce you to a fantastic opportunity that can transform Downtown Dallas – the Capital Improvements Matching Grant Program!

At Downtown Dallas Inc. (DDI), we believe in the power of collaboration and investment to revitalize our community. That's why we are thrilled to offer this unique grant program, designed to support projects that enhance public spaces, facades, and more.

Program Highlights

• Matching Grants: We are committed to fostering development in Downtown Dallas. To demonstrate this commitment, we're offering a 50% matching grant, up to a maximum of $25,000, for eligible projects.

• Eligible Projects: Our grants are exclusively awarded to projects that improve public spaces, facades, and other elements that enrich the overall aesthetic and functionality of Downtown Dallas and are located within the Downtown Improvement District (DID) boundaries. The following project types will be considered:

• Safety & Security Project: The Project will improve public security, help deter crime, and enhance the perception of public safety.

• Streetscape Project: The project will improve publicly accessible areas via sidewalk or other infrastructure enhancements, permanent street furnishings, public art, and ground-floor, and exterior façade rehabilitations.

• Landscape Project: The project will improve the appearance of a building or property’s permanent landscaping or public space(s).

• Please see the 2024 Matching Grants RFP for more information.

Important Dates

• Application Open: Friday, March 8, 2024

• Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024

This is your chance to bring your vision to life and make a lasting impact on the heart of our city. Whether you're a long-established business or a new entrant in Downtown Dallas, this program is open to you.

Why Should You Apply?

• Investment: Receive financial support to realize your improvement projects.

• Enhanced Visibility: Boost your business's visibility with enhanced facades and public spaces.

• Community Engagement: Strengthen your connection with the community by investing in the public spaces we all cherish.

• Economic Growth: Contribute to the economic growth and vibrancy of Downtown Dallas.

• Collaboration: Join hands with fellow business owners to create a brighter future for our city.

The application and request for proposal documents can be found below.

Matching Grants Application

Budget Summary Worksheet

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your business and Downtown Dallas as a whole. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 8, 2024, when applications open, and act swiftly to submit your proposal by Monday, April 8, 2024.

Stay tuned for more information on how to apply and make the most of this exciting grant program. Our team at DDI is here to support you every step of the way.

Let's work together to shape the future of Downtown Dallas into a place we can all be proud of. If you have any immediate questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nikia Summerlin, Urban Planning Manager, at summerlin@downtowndallas.com or 214-744-6698.

Matching Grants Before and After Photos

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