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Building Improvement Grant Program 2024 Open for Applications Until March 29

historic building 1891 downtown iron mountain miWith the new and improved Building Improvement Grant (BIG) program, the DDA keeps moving ahead with a long-standing tradition of providing assistance for renovation and improvement of buildings in our historic downtown – something that started in 2009. Since then, DDA funding has been involved in renovating about 20 Downtown Iron Mountain buildings.

The BIG program provides up to $20,000 per year, and up to $10,000 per project to fund downtown building improvements.  To receive a grant award, the property involved (the applicant) must attain a minimum score of 50 points, and the maximum attainable score is 100 points.

Applications area open until March 29, 2024. A grant review panel will review the applications on April 24, 2024 and applicants are strongly encouraged to present their proposals at City Hall on that date. The DDA Board of Directors will vote on final awards on May 13, 2024 and the selected applicants will be notified by May 15, 2024.

To get all of the details, visit the Building Improvement Grant page on this website and download the program information and application by clicking on the big green button near the bottom of the page.

Beautification Pop-Up Shop!

The DDA currently has a Beautification “Pop-Up shop” live at the Downtown Iron Mountain branch of First National Bank & Trust. Come on downtown and get your own DDA Flower T-shirt for just $30 each! Available now through May 15th.

Every purchase goes directly towards supporting our Downtown Flowers! Take this as a chance to enhance your wardrobe while giving back to our community gardens. Cash or check is accepted. Thank you for supporting the Downtown Flowers!

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