The Town of Turner Valley has launched a "Storefront Enhancement Program" aimed at giving their downtown businesses a bit of a facelift.

The town has $60,000 in the kitty, with $5,500 up for grabs to each businesses that applies to help pay for any upgrades.

The Town's Business Development Manager, Monique LeBlanc, says the reason for the program is two-fold.

"One as really to support the businesses in terms of some of the recovery that they're still going through after the 2013 flood. And also it's something where we'll engage local trades to try to ignite some of the local opportunities."

LeBlanc says the money's on a first come first serve basis, so if you're looking to make improvements, get your applications in quickly.

From their release:

SEP is a matching grant program which provides up to $5,500 in funding to offset costs of exterior work which align with the Turner Valley Downtown Design Guidelines. These include:

-Repair, replacement or addition of, doors, windows, awnings, canopies, cornices, eaves, parapets, and other architectural details.
-Painting of existing painted surfaces visible from adjacent streets and public walkways.
-Modifications to improve accessibility.
 -Signage

Architectural design and consultation will be provided by the municipality through a contracted professional architectural service. Eligible business located will be contacted directly and provided with program details.

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