GRANT PROGRAMS

Reinvesting YOUR sales tax dollars in YOUR community.

Grant programs...

The Dublin Economic Development Corporation, a Type B corporation funded through sales tax, reinvests back into the community in job creation and retention, housing, community improvement, cleanup/beautification and tourism.

  • Several types of grants are available during the current fiscal year.

  • Grants are considered on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. 

  • Contact the EDC for an application.

(1) Grant applicants must meet several criteria to quality and proof of current utility and property tax payment is required. In most cases, only one grant will be awarded per year to an individual although with real estate, each separate 9-1-1 address is considered eligible for improvement grants. 
 

  

(2) Most grants are considered reimbursable grants, considered only after presentation of paid invoices, although the EDC board has the discretion to fund projects in advance.  

COMMERCIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT GRANT

75% of total cost of project, up to $5,000


Funds are to improve buildings located in the commercial business district along Patrick and Blackjack Streets or near enough to be considered part of the central business district. Grants are available up to $5,000 for facade improvements. Grants will reimburse 75 percent of the total cost with the EDC’s portion not to exceed $5,000. 

 

ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK

AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION GRANT

75% of total cost of project, up to $4,000
 

The intent is to preserve residences or other structures of architectural and historical significance in Dublin. Historic preservation is recognized as a tool of economic development because it creates jobs, stimulates tourism, educates about the past, and revitalizes neighborhoods. Grants may be up to $4,000 on a 75 percent match. 

 

 

NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING GRANTS

Up to $2,500
 

The goal is to improve housing in Dublin. Grants in the amount of $2,500 are available to help defray required permit and inspection fees. The grant may also apply to homes which are relocated into the community if they conform to city ordinances. 

 

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT GRANT

80% of total cost of project, up to $3,000
 

An 80- 20 percent match up to $3,000 for improvements made to the exterior of a residence which makes the home more attractive, safer, or more marketable to a potential renter or buyer. 

 

 

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT GRANT

80% of total cost of project, up to $2,500
 

Matching grant with the EDC providing up to 80 percent of the cost of the project, not to exceed $2,500. These grants are awarded for projects that benefit the community through tourism, cleanup, beautification or safety and public welfare. 

 

 

EVENT MARKETING GRANT

Up to $500 to help defray marketing expense for events which benefit the community and promote tourism. 

 

 

JOB CREATION GRANT

Assists in the creation of primary jobs and training for skilled positions.