FEBRUARY 25, 2022 (Edgerton, Kan.) – ElevateEdgerton! has announced the creation of a new grant program for residents, property owners and small business owners within the City of Edgerton. The Encouraging Development and Growth in Edgerton (EDGE) Grants are designed to support residential and commercial improvements and small business growth within the City of Edgerton.

The program offers two options: The Residential and Commercial Beautification Grant and the Small Business Attraction and Expansion Grant.

The Residential and Commercial Beautification Grant provides financial assistance to homeowners, renters, small business owners and property owners located anywhere within Edgerton city limits. The reimbursable grants award 50% of the total project cost up to $500 for projects that improve the front exterior of properties in Edgerton. Qualifying projects include landscaping, exterior painting, or façade improvements.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this grant program to the community,” says ElevateEdgerton! President James Oltman. “We know that a vibrant and well presented community plays an important role in both the perception of our city and the ability to attract new businesses and services for the people of Edgerton. While there is no deadline to apply, the funding will be available on a first come-first served basis. I encourage anyone who is considering an exterior improvement project to apply. ”

The Small Business Attraction and Expansion grants aim to help new businesses offset start-up expenses and to help existing small businesses expand their services. These grants will be available to potential new non-home based business owners that are planning to locate within the city limits of Edgerton and any current non-home based small business owner in the City’s commercial districts. The small business grants provide a one-time reimbursable award of up to $2,500.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of a thriving community,” says Oltman. “Being able to directly invest in the future of Edgerton and its growing small business community is something we are proud to be a part of.”

Full details and applications are available here.