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  • News Release: 8/26/2019

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    August 26, 2019
    On-Line Applications Now Available
    Total Gateway Grant Funds Available:  $20,000
    Application deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
    The CITY OF DELAND, through the MainStreet DeLand Association, is now accepting applications for a competitive grant program designed to encourage building improvements within the designated Gateway Districts of the City of DeLand. This matching grant program is available to property owners that renovate commercial properties in these Gateway Districts. Eligible projects may receive awards of up to 50% of the total project cost with no single grant exceeding $5,000. Detailed information on the Gateway Grant Program with linked maps of the Gateway Districts and a downloadable, interactive grant application may be accessed on line at the following link:
    Gateway Business Improvement Grant Program
    Download the application (after downloading you may have to click “print” to make the form interactive), enter the required information in the fillable boxes, attach all required documentation, print, sign and submit to the MainStreet DeLand Association, Fish Building, 100 N. Woodland Boulevard, First Floor - Suite 4, DeLand. A total of $20,000 in grant funds is available to be awarded through the City Gateway Grant Program.
    Additional information
    Unless there are unusual circumstances, work on grant projects may not commence before the grant application is approved by the DeLand City Commission and required permits and forms filed with MainStreet Deland Association. 
    PLEASE NOTE: It is the full expectation that all awarded grant projects will be completed with all documentation specified as necessary for payment submitted to the City of DeLand no later than September 30, 2020.  
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline for submitting completed applications for funding to MainStreet DeLand Association.   It is anticipated that the MainStreet Grant Review Committee will meet in October and that grant applications will be considered for approval by the DeLand City Commission in late October or early November of 2019. 
    For further information please contact Wayne Carter, Executive Director, MainStreet DeLand Association at 386-738-0649. wayne@mainstreetdeland.org      www.MainStreetDeLand.org