The Brunswick Downtown Development Authority (DDA), created this grant program to encourage meaningful exterior improvements to properties and promote economic development in the DDA district. This reimbursement matching grant is intended to preserve and restore historic properties and details and encourage projects that are compatible with Downtown’s historic character. Grant money will be awarded on a matching basis for eligible expenses. Limits are $500 on signage & $1000 on building elements per address. Large development projects* are subject to a $5,000 maximum. Grants are limited to one (1) per business mailing address during any 12-month period for Building elements and one (1) per business during any 12-month period for signs. Funds for these projects are generally available from August to January each year. Please contact us for more information.
Jump Start Grant:
The Jump Start Grant program is a joint project of the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority and the City of Brunswick. The program is a reimbursement grant available to business start-ups based in the Brunswick DDA district that have not yet begun trading. Grant covers up to 100% of eligible costs to a maximum grant of $2,000. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to starting date. The project must result in new job creations, which can include the proprietors’ own job(s). This program has closed for 2018. Please contact us for more information.
Enterprise Zone Incentives:
Specific areas of the City (Including Downton) are designated "Enterprise Zones." These zones allow the City Commission, on a case by case basis to provide incentives to qualifying business and service enterprises. These incentives can include: City property tax abatement; exemption from various fees including occupation taxes, permitting fees, and rezoning fees. Please contact us for more information.