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Posted on: January 4, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 2012 Property Improvement Grant Applications Available

Applications for the 2012 Property Improvement Grant Program are available at the City of Elgin’s Community Development Department, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court or online.

Since the inception of the grant program in 2005, the City has awarded grants that have assisted property owners with the completion of rehabilitation projects. Continuing in its effort to assist property owners, the City budgeted $80,000 for the Property Improvement Program in 2012.

The Property Improvement Grant Program provides a qualifying property owner with a grant for specific improvements to the exterior of a residential structure/accessory structure on his/her property. The Grant Program also provides a grant for the removal of a chain link fence from the visible street yard on his/her property.

The following grants are available:
1. Substitute Siding Removal Program
• Reimbursement: $4,000 for removal of substitute siding on a house; an additional $1,000 for removal of substitute siding on an accessory structure
• Project completion time: 12 months

2. Exterior Paint Program - Household Income Based Program
• Reimbursement: $2,500 to paint the exterior of a structure(s) or towards the pur-chase of paint and supplies to do the work
• Project completion time: 12 months

3. Chain link Fence Removal Program
• Reimbursement: $2,000 for chain link fence removal on a lot with one street yard; $3,000 on a corner lot with two street yards
• Project completion time: 12 months

For information or applications for any of the programs contact Lydia Treganza, Associate Planner for the City of Elgin, at 847-931-5908.

Application submission deadline for the grant program is April 1, 2012.

Applications will be scored and ranked according to a selection process. Grants will be awarded to those applications that have scored the highest. If funding remains after initial application deadlines, funds will be distributed for a period of 6 months on a first come first serve basis or until funds run out.

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