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Grants & Programs

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Facade Grant Program

The Facade Grant Program assists downtown business and property owners with aesthetic improvements and the preservation of historic buildings by offering financial incentives to maintain, repair and improve the physical appearance of the exterior of buildings in Corning's Gaffer District.

NEW Facade Grant Program Information
NEW Facade Grant Program Application


Sign Design Program

The Sign Design Grant offers new businesses a $500 non-matching grant toward the total cost of signage. This grant is only available to new business owners who utilize the service of Corning's Gaffer District's Design Service for the fabrication and installation of signage.

Sign Design Program Info


Visual Merchandising Program

The visual merchandising program provides businesses with a free window-dressing program that incorporates merchandise, signage and professional props to provide an attractive welcome to visitors and customers.

Visual Merchandising Program Info

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