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Business Improvement Grant (BIG) Program

Program Purpose: To assist existing sales tax generating businesses occupying storefront locations within commercial, industrial and mixed use zoning districts with permanent improvements to the property.

General Criteria for Participation:
Application Process:

Program Materials:

  • Select an appropriate location (store front, ground floor, outside entrance accessible to the public, commercial, industrial, or mixed use zoning districts)
  • Open at least two years prior to requesting grant funding
  • Generate sales tax
  • Prepare an acceptable business plan
  • Obtain all applicable licenses
  • Be in compliance with all City codes and regulations
  • Be active at time of reimbursement


  • Contact Doug Bene, Economic Development Manager at 303-651-8403 or to discuss the permanent improvements proposed for reimbursement
  • Complete the permanent improvements
  • Fulfill all program requirements
  • Submit a Business Improvement Grant application with copies of proof of payment and paid receipts for approved expenses
  • Print PDF Application - 36KB



Click here to submit your application/supporting documents electronically