Business Resources

The Lincoln Park DDA and EDC have the following resources available to eligible applicants/businesses:

Facade improvement Grants by the DDA
Façade Improvement Grants are available for exterior improvements to existing buildings within the downtown area including signage, awnings, façade restoration, etc. Up to 50 % of the cost of eligible improvements may be reimbursable subject to approval by the DDA.

Facade Improvement Grant Program Guidelines
Facade Improvement Grant Program Application

Small Business Loan program by the EDC
A low-interest fixed-rate loan program is available through the Lincoln Park EDC for business expansion and capital improvements. 

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Grants and loans may be available for the development of contaminated sites or functionally obsolete buildings.

Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA)
Tax incentives for the rehabilitation of obsolete buildings in downtown and other urban areas may be available subject to approval by the Lincoln Park City Council.

Other incentives may be available through the Federal Government, State, County, or City. The DDA / EDC can assist, partner with, and connect business owners with grants, loans, and other funding opportunities as available through other sources. For further information on financial assistance available through the State of Michigan MEDC, please click here.