The City of Dawson Creek partners with the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) to provide annual access to funding for business owners to update their storefronts. This year the program is being extended to all business owners with storefront façades.

Eligible improvements

Business owners that apply can receive a grant of up to $5,000 towards exterior upgrades. Exterior upgrades that fall under the eligible improvements list include, but are not limited to:

• Exterior lighting (new but not replacement)

• Windows (only if part of larger enhancements, no stand-alone window replacement)

• New siding

• Façade painting

• Entrances and doorways (only if part of larger enhancements, no stand-alone entrance/doorway replacement)

• Signage (permanent on applicant property)

• Accessibility improvements (ramps, wider doors etc.) to the outside of the building only

• Patios (permanent or semi- permanent patios that will have a legacy of more than one season and give a lasting impact).

How to apply

Visit to read the program guidelines and fill out the application form. The first intake for this program is open until April 30, 2024. After all submissions are received, a selection committee will determine those eligible for receiving funding. If there are funds available after the first intake, a second intake will be opened.

Any questions about this program may be directed to or 250-784-3636.

Information provided by the City of Dawson Creek

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