The City of Jamestown, as an entitlement community for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, offers a variety of community development programs to assist Downtown Jamestown businesses and property owners with exterior building and handicapped accessibility improvements.
CDBG Funded Programs
Downtown Jamestown Greenlining Loan Program
The Downtown Jamestown Greenlining Facade Rebate Program provides a fifty percent (50%)matching rebate, up to a maximum of $15,000 per storefront, for exterior improvements to buildings located within a targeted area of the Central Business District. A Downtown Jamestown Greenlining Facade Rebate Review Committee meets on an as needed basis to review Greenlining Facade Rebate Program applications. The primary objective of the Downtown Jamestown Greenlining Facade Rebate Program is to encourage the appropriate preservation and restoration of buildings within the target area.
Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Rebate Program
The Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Rebate Program provides a fifty percent (50%)rebate, up to a maximum of $30,000 per building, for handicapped accessible improvements to buildings located within a targeted area of the Central Business District. This program is designed to assist building owners comply with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
NOTE: Both the aforementioned programs require the execution of a five (5) year Anti-Speculation and Maintenance Agreement which encourages proper building maintenance and discourages the sale of the improved property under the penalty of repayment of the funds used to improve the property
Technical Assistance Grant Program
The Technical Assistance Grant Program is offered in conjunction with the Downtown Jamestown Greenlining Facade Rebate Program and is a discretionary fund designed to assist building owners with technical assistance by a qualified architect for building improvement initiatives.
For further Information on any CDBG Funded Grant programs, please contact:
Crystal Surdyk, Director of Development, or Stephanie Wright, Economic Development Coordinator
Department of Development
4th Floor, Municipal Building
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 483-7541
Fax: (716) 483-7772