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Open Door Dearborn Business Grant Program

Building improvement and start-up financial grant for property owners, new businesses moving or existing businesses within the DDDA districts.

Grant Types and Levels Include:

Level 1 – Design Incentives Available Up to $2500

  • Exterior Design Assistance
  • Signage Improvement

Level 2 – Business Start-Up Incentives Available Up to $5,000

  • Retail Start-Ups
  • Arts, Culture and Creative Businesses
  • Incubators
  • Pop Ups

Level 3 – Design Incentives Available Up to 20% of Costs, Not Exceeding $10,000 Reimbursement

  • Facade Improvement
  • Expansion/Development
    • Expansion is defined as: Adding square footage to an existing building, acquisition of neighboring property, addition of outdoor seating or service areas that thereby add taxable value to the property; or moving to a larger facility within the district.

For eligibility criteria and more information, download the application.