Doraville seeks grant applications from businesses

Credit: Lord Aeck Sargent

Credit: Lord Aeck Sargent

Doraville city officials are accepting applications for Small and Local Business Façade Improvement Grants, with money from the federal government.

These grants will assist property owners and tenants with improving the look of their business establishment, which will help revitalize the city and strengthen the city’s local businesses.

The grants are funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Façade Improvement Grants will provide up to 50% of the estimated work cost - up to $25,000.

Grants will be available to any of Doraville’s small/local businesses and property owners with tenants, who are small business owners.

The Façade Improvement Grant is not intended to pay for repairs or standard maintenance but will be available for exterior painting; landscaping; window, door or storefront improvements; lighting and upgraded signs in association with other façade/landscaping improvements.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has noted that commercial building improvements have resulted in the following:

  • An increase in sales in the year the improvements were made and sustained increased sales for several more years,
  • Attracting new businesses and shoppers to the area,
  • Promoting additional improvements by the participants and
  • Encouraging neighboring properties to make improvements.

Access the grant guidelines and application at

Applications will be accepted until July 28 or when all of the funds are allocated.

For questions about the matching grant or application process, contact Mayira Bunting at or 678-708-2480 in English or Spanish.