Applications open for facade improvement grants

Grants to improve businesses in the Berkshires will soon be available.

1-Berkshire is now accepting applications for a second year of the best foot forward facade improvement micro-grant program.
Nearly 50 grants between $500 and $1,000 will be made available.
There will be a priority for businesses that did not receive facade improvement grants back in 2022.
The program provided 31 small businesses and organizations across the Berkshires with facade improvement grants of up to $1,000 in 2022.
The money helped improve individual storefronts and helped beautify downtown commercial districts in the Berkshires, which not only improved individual storefronts but also improved the aesthetics of downtown commercial districts.