Facade Grant Program

This building at 220 E. College Ave. was the first to receive funding under the downtown Athens Facade Grant Program.

Initiated in 2015 by the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA) in partnership with ACHF, the downtown Facade Grant Program is a unique opportunity for downtown business owners to improve their historic facades. The program allocates up to $10,000 annually in ADDA funds to downtown property owners and business owners working to improve the exteriors of historic downtown Athens buildings. Owners must apply for the funding, and those applications are reviewed by an ADDA-appointed committee, with their recommendations guiding allocation of the funds.

Please click here for program guidelines, application, and contact information