The Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program is designed to improve the appearance of historic buildings, stimulate private investment in these structures, and make the Central Business District, the Laney-Walker Multiple Resource Area and Old Town more attractive to business activity.
The program makes available grants of up to $15,000 ($30,000 for a corner building) to rehabilitate or restore the facades of qualifying historic structures. In return, property owners are required to spend a matching amount on correcting code deficiencies and making interior renovations.
The structure must be within the boundaries of a National Register Historic District, or a local historic district designated under the Augusta Historic Preservation Ordinance.
The structure must be at least 40 years old.
Match the amount spent by the Augusta-Richmond County on the exterior façade with its own interior rehabilitation work.
Agree to the removal and replacement of any non-conforming signs on the structure.
Grant the City a 10-year easement on the façade
Agree to have building tested for Lead-Based paint (LBP), if tests results are positive, owner must assume responsibility for its removal.
For additional information or questions please contact the Program Coordinator at (706) 821-1797.