Thank you to our friends at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for awarding 47 local businesses and commercial properties with facade grants to improve the outside structure and signage of their buildings. Irvington Development Organization and IRV merchants have benefitted from this grant many times! This year Geneva Hair Studio and Amber Rose were recipients – congrats!

Want to learn more about this wonderful program? See the article in Inside Indiana Business.  Here’s an excerpt:

Indianapolis -Despite a difficult economy, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), through its FOCUS Program, awarded over $225,000 in facade grants to 47 businesses and commercial properties across the city. These grants allow small businesses located in distressed markets to make visible improvements to the front exterior of their building. A matching grant, business owners receive reimbursement up to 50 percent of the cost of the work plus free architectural consultation to maximize visual impact.