The City of Fort Wayne created the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program to help improve downtown Fort Wayne's competitiveness in attracting and retaining businesses, encourage private commercial and residential reinvestment, stimulate redevelopment, and increase downtown property values. Approved projects will receive grant funding based on a dollar for dollar (50%) match up to the maximum allowable grant amount. The primary objectives of the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program are to advance the goals of the Downtown Design Manual , Downtown Fort Wayne Blueprint, Downtown Fort Wayne BlueprintPlus, the Plan-It Allen Comprehensive Plan, and subsequent community planning initiatives.
Downtown Revitalization Grant Information and Application:
Map of Eligable Area
Grant Overview, Criteria, and Eligibility
Grant Steps and Process
Grant Application and Checklist (This can be filled out electronically or by hand. Regardless, it must be submitted with a hard copy due to the required signatures)
W-9 Form (Required as part of the application)