City Home Improvement Grants

Home improvement grants are available to owners of homes with a 2021 assessed value of $350,000 or less and that are at least 30 years old. No income limits apply.

  • Previously completed projects are not eligible.
  • All work must be completed after a grant agreement has been executed by the homeowner and the City.
  1. Front Door Program
  2. Major Remodeling Program

Front Door Program

Receive a grant of up to $5,000 to improve the curb appeal of your home. Funds are limited.

Projects must include at least one beautification project and a beautification project cost of at least $1,000. Project must achieve a minimum grant amount of $1,000.

Beautification projects-reimbursed at 25 percent of cost

  1. Front door, storm door, and/or garage door
  2. Sidelight windows by front door
  3. Columns at front door
  4. Covered front porch
  5. Brick, stone, or shakes
  6. Alter roofline on front side of house
  7. Permanent landscaping
  8. Window boxes and shutters
  9. Screening of utility boxes and/or garbage cans
  10. Maintenance free decorative fence (wrought iron, composite, other similar materials)

Basic projects-reimbursed at 15 percent of cost

  1. Roof
  2. Siding
  3. Painting
  4. Soffit or fascia
  5. Trim
  6. Gutters
  7. Windows
  8. Chimney repair, tuck pointing, repointing
  9. Deck or porch – front yard or side yard visible from front of house (repair or replace)
  10. Retaining wall (repair or replace)
  11. Driveway, sidewalk (repair or replace)

Download Application Guide (PDF)