This new program offers funding to businesses that have been impacted by criminal activity that has resulted in destruction or damage to their storefronts.
Businesses in the Downtown Vancouver catchment are eligible to apply for this funding. Downtown Van will match up to 50% of the cost (max $5,000) incurred to repair and restore damages.
Commercial street-level businesses within Downtown Van’s 90-block designated area.
Examples of damages and improvements include:
- Broken windows
- Broken doors
- Broken locks
- High-level graffiti tags removal
- Anti-graffiti coating
- Security Cameras
The above list is not all-encompassing. Other improvements could be eligible if they meet the objectives of the beautification business fund.
Applications for the Storefront Security Grant will be open from October 24th, 2022 to February 28th, 2023, or until resources are exhausted. Downtown Van will review applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will be notified within 14 days of applying.