Qualified homes and businesses within the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Zone can receive a fresh look with the help of the 2022 grant program.

Community members can now apply for project funding through the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Association. Homeowners and business owners can receive financial assistance to revitalize their interiors and exteriors as well as make needed repairs. Home projects may include improvements to siding, roofing, fencing, painting or electrical upgrades. Business owners can use the funds to rehab their buildings and property, including new signage, building upgrades and machinery or equipment.

All planned repairs and improvements must be pre-approved by July 31, 2022, and completed by Dec. 31, 2022.

Download an application for the residential grant or the business grant.

“The goal of this grant program is to enhance the UEZ areas by offering a helping hand to those who live and own businesses within this district,” said Gabriella Ratliff, Economic Development Coordinator at the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City. “Helping these community members with repairs and improvement projects creates beautiful new spaces and boosts the vibrancy of our city.”

MCUEA acts as a liaison between Zone residents, businesses and the City of Michigan City for development activities and programs. MCUEA has partnered with the EDCMC, which provides new business attraction and existing business retention efforts within the Zone.

For more information on the grant program, contact the EDCMC at 219-873-1211 or mcuea1984@gmail.com.