Reviewers shall score proposals based on how closely the application meets the highest intent of each category. An application must receive a total score of 42 points to be eligible for funding, with no individual score having less than 60% of the maximum points for the category.
Quality of business plan.
Internal Improvements Only*
For example: the opening of a restaurant in a particular unit necessitates an improved firewall or ADA improvements that would not be required of a different use at this same location, and could benefit future uses.
External Improvements Only*
Historic District Bonus**
Bonuses (If Applicable)
The following scoring tiers will be used to determine the grant award amount, pending availability of funds:
- Score ranging from 42-55 points, to qualify to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds
- Score ranging from 56-62 points, to qualify to receive up to $10,000 in matching funds
- Score ranging from 63-70 points, to qualify to receive up to $20,000 in matching funds
*For a project proposing both interior and exterior improvements, the Community Development Director will determine which category is most appropriate utilizing in part the scope of work of the project including the percentage of the total project estimate assigned to either internal or external improvements.