Business Grants

One way the DCA serves our downtown Carlisle Businesses, is through our Facade Grant. Whether you are a new or existing business, you have the opportunity to take advantage of this grant. This grant can be used for your business sign or to upgrate your storefront. Eye-catching signs and appealing storefronts encourages foot traffic.

Our most popular option is the Façade Grant, which enables businesses to update and upgrade their storefronts which encourages foot traffic.

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To apply for the Façade Grant, please compete the following 3 forms:

LoveCarlisle Grant Application
Historical Society Design Application
Carlisle Borough Sign Permit

The DCA budgets $5000 per year for the Facade Grants. Prior to applying for the grant, business owners must first meet with DCA for reveiw of the business owners ideas to be sure they meet the borough’s HARB requirements. The application is reviewed by the DCA Business Develpment Committee and then approved by the DCA Board of Directors. Funds are distributed once work has been completed.

Learn more about the Carlisle Historic Downtown Commercial District Building and Signage Guidelines