October 1, 2015 – To: Members of the Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture (GRVCCA)
ANNOUNCING A NEW MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR TWIN BRIDGES AND SHERIDAN
The GRVCCA Board is pleased to announce a new program we are implementing this Fall. We know how important our Main Street corridors are to promote and enhance our communities. We also know how difficult it can sometimes be to set aside the necessary funding to improve our store fronts/facades. With this in mind, the GRVCCA Board has decided to award five (5) improvement grants of up to $500 each to businesses on the Main Street corridors or within one block of the Main Street corridors. We invite you to apply for an improvement grant for your business. The requirements are as follows:
1. The applicant must be a current member of the GRVCCA.
2. The applicant must either own or occupy a business on Main Street or within a one block radius of Main Street in either Sheridan or Twin Bridges.
3. The project must be to improve the store front/façade appearance ( ie. Painting, signage, windows, awnings, brick or rockwork, etc.) in keeping with the downtown appearance and historic preservation of the Town(s).
4. The applicant must be able to provide matching funds and show ability to complete the project. The grant funds will not be paid until completion of the project. The project must be completed within one year, or by October 31st, 2016.
5. Applications are due by November 1, 2015 and will be awarded at our annual meeting on November 7th. The GRVCCC has the sole discretion to approve, deny or modify, or table a request for grant assistance based upon the above criteria. Applications not approved can be resubmitted the following year.
We hope you will consider taking advantage of this program. Submit your grant application on or before November 1st to the
Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
PO Box 134
Twin Bridges, MT 59754
or drop them in person to Ruby Valley National Bank in Twin Bridges or Sheridan Attention: Karen Town, President GRVCCA. If you have any questions, contact a Board Member.