PASCAGOULA, MS—The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2018 Façade Grant Program. Façade Grants are due on April 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. These are available for Chamber member businesses and organizations with under 50 employees. Examples of façade improvements can include but are not limited to the following: overall cleaning; awnings/canopies; signs; lighting; ornamental elements (i.e. – shutters); painting; general maintenance (i.e. – glass replacement, caulking, etc.); and wall material.
The grants are $2,500 each. The fund allows businesses to apply for these grants through corporate contributions from companies that are interested in the growth and development of the business community in Jackson County. Grants are privately funded. The Chamber is here to support community and business development throughout Jackson County.
Companies wishing to apply for upcoming grants from the Chamber must be active members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and already be in business. Applications for these grants can be found on the Chamber website (www.jcchamber.com). The deadline to submit the grants electronically is April 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Award recipients will be announced at the Grand Finale and Business After Hours for the 2018 Community Business-to-Business Membership Drive on April 19th. This will also be in celebration of Membership Appreciation Day.
Anyone interested in learning more about the guidelines of this program or joining the Chamber to be able to apply should contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 228-762-3391 or [email protected]. New members who join between February 22nd and April 9th are also eligible to be in a drawing for a $1,250 Small Business Grant (subject to approval) during the 2018 Community Business-to-Business Membership Drive. New members can also apply for a free outdoor booth at the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show on March 20, 2018. More information can be found online at www.jcchamber.com.