Downtown Grant Opportunities


The City of St. Cloud Economic Development Authority is excited to announce a new grant program for Downtown St. Cloud. Applications are now available for the Downtown Exterior Improvement Grant. All businesses and commercial property owners within the St. Cloud Downtown Commercial Corridor (map below) are welcomed to apply for the program, depending on the scope of the proposed project.

General Information

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Grants are available to existing and new businesses in the corridor. The program is designed for either the property owner or tenant (with written consent of property owner) to apply.

A list of properties available for sale or rent in the Downtown Commercial Corridor can be found here.


The St. Cloud Downtown Exterior Improvement Grant Program provides incentives to stimulate external, visible investment in Downtown properties. Property owners and business owners are encouraged to consider improvements incorporating aesthetic, environmental, cultural and historical elements that enhance downtown character and architecture. These improvements should create a cohesive, attractive environment. The program provides a 50% matching grant for actual design and construction costs up to $10,000 per property on a pay-for-performance basis. Eligible projects include permanent exterior building and landscape improvements visible from a public right-of-way. Click below to view program details, frequently asked questions, and a link to the program application. 

Program Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Application

PDF Application