Matching grant funds available for small businesses
The Baton Rouge North Economic Development District invites the public to a March 8 lunch-n-learn to discuss the FSIP program that helps business owners give their buildings a facelift.
The Baton Rouge North Economic Development District announced the launch of a new program established to help business owners give their buildings a facelift.
The Facade and Signage Improvement Program, or FSIP, is a matching grant that requires the applicant to pay for 50 percent of the total cost, while the grant pays for the remaining 50 percent, not to exceed $5,000. Grant funding is limited and will be awarded on a “First Come – First Qualified – First Served” basis until all funds are expended. Program participation is limited to businesses located within the boundaries of the district. Visit https://www.brnedd.com/facade to apply.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, a public informational session will be held from noon to 1:30p.m. at The Louisiana Small Business Development Center located at 616 Harding Blvd. Baton Rouge, La. To register call (225)418-2499 or email email@example.com.
“This program is an exciting addition to our continued efforts in revitalizing North Baton Rouge,” said April Hawthorne, BRNEDD executive director. “The district is primed for redevelopment and growth. Offering business owners an incentive to upgrade their exteriors will create a more attractive community, which will, in turn, spur additional growth in the area.”
Funding for this program was provided jointly by State Senator Regina Barrow and State Representative Ted James.