Uptown Saint John BIA Facade Grant

Facade Grants are awarded to cover up to fifty percent of project costs, to a maximum of $2,000 per PAN. Funds are limited and awards are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please click the button at the bottom of the page & fill out the form.



The program provides for a one-time reimbursement, up to 50% (percent) to a maximum of $2,000 per PAN. Only eligible facade improvements will be considered for funding. Forms must be complete or will be disqualified.

Eligible Buildings

Eligible buildings are commercial buildings with facades visible from the front of the street. New construction does not require occupancy in order to be eligible for this program.

Eligible Expenditures
and Activities

Facade renovation activities must involve the general upgrading of a building’s external appearance. Facade program funding is to be used for permanent exterior visual improvements to a street facade or storefront, and is not to be used for structural repairs. Permanent exterior improvements that are eligible include:

  • Masonry repairs and tuckpointing
  • Repair/replace/preserve (including the exposure and cleaning) historically significant architectural details
  • Storefront facade infill and/or reconstruction
  • Exterior painting and repairs to the finishes of original buildings
  • Fixed flower boxes
  • Certain lighting installations
  • Awnings
  • Signage
  • Patios and furnishings, ie: tables and chairs (does not include labour)