Storefront Improvement Grants

Lake Street Council's Storefront Improvement Grant Program

Funded by the City of Minneapolis, our Storefront Improvement Grant Program works to revitalize and sustain the economic vitality of Lake Street's commercial districts through public/private investments in commercial properties. We believe these improvements make an aesthetic impact, improving the appearance of individual buildings and consequently the entire Lake Street commercial districts. 


To apply, first, determine if your business/property is in an eligible area:

Next, read our Storefront Improvement Design Guide & Program Guidelines:

Lastly, download an application:

Please submit your application and/or questions to:

If you have questions about licensing call the City of Minneapolis at 311. You can also find information about what type of work requires licensing and about how to hire a licensed contractor on the following websites: What Minneapolis Licenses, Minnesota Licensing Look Up and How to Hire a Licensed Contractor.

If you need help finding a licensed sign contractor, please refer to the following website: Minneapolis Licensed Sign Contractors.

The Lake Street Council's Facade Improvement Funds are generously supported by the City of Minneapolis Great Streets Program.