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Small Business Sign Assistance Program and Guidelines

Program Purpose:

The purpose of the City of Cape Canaveral Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is to promote the revitalization and redevelopment of properties located within the CRA District in a manner that will vastly improve the economic and social conditions of the City of Cape Canaveral.  (See Figure 1 - CRA Boundary in the dark brown area).

Small business success is a key component of a successful and vibrant CRA District.  Therefore, in an effort to increase local business awareness, economic productivity, and aesthetics within Cape Canaveral, the City is launching a Small Business Sign Assistance program to incentivize certain small business owners to improve business signage by replacing existing older and outdated signage with more modern signage that is not only more aesthetically attractive for the residents and visitors of a small beachside community, but to increase the brand exposure of small businesses to improve the chances of new customer acquisition and repeat business. This includes the removal of old signage and the design, production and installation of new signage; or substantial renovation of existing signage, including the installation of modern sign lighting, in compliance with current City codes. In furtherance of implementing this Program, the CRA has allocated $25,000 in CRA funding during the 2020/21 Fiscal Year for purposes of awarding a number of matching grants to be expended solely on the installation of new small business signage within the CRA District. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Program, Grant awards will be considered on a first come, first served basis based on a completed application, with reimbursement up to 50 percent of the cost of the new signage, and a maximum allocation up to $5,000 per applicant and property. The City will begin accepting applications for this program on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Figure 1: CRA Boundary

Small Business Eligibility

Application Process

General CRA Incentive Program Requirements

Program Application

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