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Commercial Facade Loan Program


The City of Moorhead has created a Façade Loan Program to provide financial assistance to small business owners to encourage the revitalization of older commercial properties in Moorhead.

The Façade program can be used to fund renovation, signs, exterior doors, windows, awnings, exterior graphics, exterior lighting, and other façade or landscape improvements. Building code violations such as roofing, structural repair and necessary mechanical system upgrades are eligible but only as part of an approved façade improvement.

Preferred projects will be located within the Urban Progress Zone boundaries and buildings built before 1990. All other projects will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Startup businesses are eligible but must provide an acceptable business plan and show sufficient management background and an equity position in the business.

Program overview and application process guide.

Program Application

For more information contact Economic Development or call 218.299.5441, toll free 877.833.6667.