DDA Business Assistance


Facade Improvement Program

This program provides financial incentive for improvement of the exterior appearance of buildings within the DDA district. Financial assistance is in the form of a grant/zero interest loan combination, forgivable over a seven year period. Interested applicants should review the guidelines below and contact the DDA regarding the availability of funds. For further information on facade improvement, visit the National Parks Service’s guide on appropriate storefront design here. Please contact the DDA at 517-788-4355 if you are interested in the Facade Loan Guidelines/Application.

Midtown Association Paint Program

Any Midtown Association member, in good standing, is welcome to apply for funds for the painting of the exterior of their building. Midtown will pay for 1/2 of the painting project or a maximum of $500. Merchant must be a current Midtown member. Midtown will fund up to two painting programs each fiscal year (Oct.1 – Sept. 30) on a first-come, first-served basis.