Facade Improvement Program


The Town of Clinton offers a financial incentive to assist property owners and tenants of commercial buildings with grants to reimburse renovation expenses that improve the exterior conditions of their facilities, including building façades or site improvements.

The goal of the program is to encourage small businesses to stay competitive and support a vibrant streetscape.

A Design Workbook is provided below to aid businesses in creating a new vision for their property.

Design Workbook

All applications must be submitted to the Town Manager’s office for consideration. There is not deadline for applications. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.  

Application Form

Facade Improvements Program Policies and Procedures

Eligible Properties:

An award priority will be given to businesses located within Clinton’s primary commercial district along Route 1, as bound by John Street to the west and the Indian River to the east. A secondary priority is any additional commercial property along Route 1 from the Madison border to the Westbrook border.

Grant Amounts:

Applicants are eligible for a grant to cover 75% of the cost of a façade improvement project for a total project cost up to $50,000.