PA Route 6: Facade Grant Program

Lackawanna County businesses, nonprofits, and commercial property owners could be awarded matching funds up to $5,000 to improve storefronts and exterior upgrades.

The $5,000 matching funds is a dollar-to-dollar grant for recipients. Eligible projects can include but are not limited to exterior painting, new signs, and canvas awning replacement.

Commercial buildings may be located anywhere in Lackawanna County, but applicants whose properties are located on Route 6 will be given extra weight.

PA Route 6 has partnered with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area on the grant program.

Public meetings are scheduled with the Route 6 Alliance to explain the program guidelines and grant procedures:

February 7, 6 PM at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

February 8, 10 AM at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

February 8, 6 PM at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Office

February 9, 10 AM at the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Office

February 15, 6 PM virtual meeting is scheduled.

Contact Vanessa Billings-Seiler at facade@paroute6.com or (812) 774-7082 with questions on the public meetings or grant program.

Contact the Lackawanna Heritage Valley at (570) 963-6730 for questions.

Learn more about the program online at PARoute6.com/FaƧade-meeting.

Read the full article online at The Times-Tribune.