If your business or property is in an eligible target area in Red Bank and you're interested in a new look, there may be some federal grant money coming to you by way of Grow Monmouth Facade Improvement Program funds.
To explain it all and provide more detailed information, Mayor Pat Menna has announced in a release that he will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the council chambers of the municipal complex at 90 Monmouth St.
The new county program has been allocated $75,000 in federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for the sprucing up of building facades in the eligible areas, which, according to the release, comprise most of Red Bank. The HUD money is administered via the Grow Monmouth county program.
"Those interested can apply for a grant of up to $1,850 for a façade upgrade such as a new awning, paint door or sign," the release said. "There are no matching funds required from the business and the total project cannot exceed $1,850."
The mayor is encouraging interested property owners to attend. Grant applications will be available on the county website at www.visitmonmouth.com where a map of the eligible areas can also be found by clicking on the Grow Monmouth button, the release said.