Grants & Programs

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Pandemic Recovery & Business Model Adjustment Grant Program

Pandemic Recovery & Business Model Adjustment Grant Information & Application

Shop Where I Live

The Gaffer District and Corning Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the creation of a new platform for businesses to sell their products and services through a local, online marketplace. The new platform, Shop Corning (powered by, will enable our area businesses to sell online together and make it easy for customers to shop multiple Corning-area businesses through one website. Think of it as our own "local Amazon!" This program is available to all Gaffer District businesses. Check it out HERE!

How Does My Business Join?

  1. Businesses in the Gaffer District that are members of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce can participate in the program for free. If a business is not a chamber member, it can join by paying the yearly membership fee.
  2. Contact Kristen Brewer, Director of Marketing and Design, Gaffer District, to begin your onboarding or learn more about the program.

Learn more about the Corning Enterprises matching grant program here!
Shop Corning Reimbursement Grant Application

Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant

A matching grant of between $250.00 and $500.00 for exterior improvements is available to all businesses and property owners.
Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant Program Info
Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant Program Application

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

Business Directory


Website Business Listing Form

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Toolkits & Forms

Businesses, property owners and vendors will find a variety of useful online forms below. Read More

Building Owner Resources

Corning's Gaffer District's design consultations provide the tools to help building owners… Read More

Snow Removal Policy

Property owners in the City of Corning are responsible for keeping sidewalks free and clear of snow… Read More