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Incentive Programs

Façade Grant:

The Brunswick Downtown Development Authority (DDA), with City of Brunswick Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds, continues a grant program to encourage meaningful exterior improvements to properties and promote economic development in the DDA district. This reimbursement matching grant is intended to preserve and restore historic properties and details and encourage projects that are compatible with Downtown’s historic character. Grant money will be awarded on a matching basis for eligible expenses. Limits are $500 on signage & $1000 on building elements per address. Large development projects* are subject to a $5,000 maximum. Grants are limited to one (1) per business mailing address during any 12-month period for Building elements and one (1) per business during any 12-month period for signs. CDBG Funds for these projects are generally available from August to May each year. Please contact us for more information.

Jump Start Grant:

The Jump Start Grant program is a joint project of the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority and the City of Brunswick. The program is a reimbursement grant available to business start-ups based in the Brunswick DDA district that have not yet begun trading. Grant covers up to 100% of eligible costs to a maximum grant of $2,000. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to starting date. The project must result in new job creations, which can include the proprietors’ own job(s). CDBG funding for the Jump Start Grant is generally available from August to May each year. Please contact us for more information. 

Stabilization Loan:

The Historic Stabilization Loan is to assist the continued preservation of Brunswick’s significant historic structures. The forgivable loan program will fund a portion of stabilization costs for a threatened building. The program is a joint project of the City of Brunswick, Brunswick Downtown Development Authority and the Brunswick Historic Preservation Board. Download the Stabilization Loan information and application.

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