Grant Application Form

Explore Zelie

Facade Improvement Grant Program   

Explore Zelie’s Facade Improvement Grant Program is intended to promote reinvestment and restoration of commercial buildings in the downtown district, with a focus on supporting historic preservation practices. The program is intended to assist property owners and commercial tenants to rehabilitate and restore the visible exterior of existing structures. Improvements must meet criteria for appropriateness of design. Reimbursement grants are provided to property owners or commercial tenants in recognition of the positive impact that individual building improvements can have on the overall appearance, quality and vitality of downtown Zelienople.

Grant Program Qualifications 

    • Applications will be accepted from April 18th- December 31st, 2018
    • Applicants must be within the C1 Zoning District
    • Application for projects will be reviewed and approved by the Explore Zelie Committee and Board
    • Eligible items may include, but may not be limited to:  
        • Removal of siding that was used to cover original building materials  
        • Exterior brick or wall surface cleaning  
        • Exterior painting
        • Pointing of brick/mortar joint repair  
        • Patching and painting of façade  
        • Window and/or door replacement/repair  
        • Awnings  
        • Signage including blade signs  
        • Flower boxes or design elements  
      • Any architectural details in need of repair and/or replacement
    • No minimum set for project costs
    • Grants will reimburse at 50% of the project cost up to $4,000.00
      • $8,000.00 approved project will receive $4,000.00 from Explore Zelie
    • Limit of $30,000 total grant money available.  Apply early!!
  • Application available on our website-

For addition information please contact Jim Clarke of Explore Zelie  412-527-1728

Clink here to apply!