BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) The Baton Rouge North Economic Development District (BRNEDD) has established the Façade and Signage Improvement Program (FSIP), which will provide technical and financial assistance to property owners seeking to renovate or restore their exterior signage, lighting, or commercial building facades.

The FSIP is designed to impact properties in need of revitalization, resulting in the improved exterior, visibility and presentation of a business. The FSIP is not designed to subsidize corrections to building code violations that prolong the life of a commercial property.

FSIP will provide a fifty percent (50%) matching grant up to $5,000 for the funding of well designed improvements which will coordinate all important features of the storefront into a more attractive image while creating, if necessary, an accessible entrance for the public.

This may include the restoration of architectural details, better windows and doors, and well-proportioned signage and lighting. Applicants will be responsible for hiring licensed architects and contractors to refine this conceptual design depending on the scope of work.

To learn more about the program and how to sign up, click here.