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Background SpacerDowntown Financial Incentives Community Improvement Plan

The Downtown Areas Community Improvement Program provides $100,000 in downtown financial incentives to property. This program targets those downtown areas that operate as crossroads/and or gateways for people traffic as well as have a significant view of the Grand River.

Property owners and tenants located in the CIP area are invited to submit their application until each year’s funding is exhausted.  

This program will be of interest to property owners and small business operators in Haldimand County’s downtown areas as well as real estate agents and small business banking officers.
Download the Downtown Financial Incentives Program brochure here: pdf_mini CIP Brochure   
Download the entire Downtown Financial Incentives Program here: pdf_mini Downtown Areas CIP 

Steps to Apply to the Program: 

  1. Confirm with Haldimand County Economic Development staff that your property is in the CIP area (see maps below).
  2. Download the application form, pdf_mini CIP Application or pick one up at any Haldimand County office.
  3. Upon hearing that your application has been approved, and contracts are in place, do the work, making sure to keep all receipts for materials and supplies.
  4. We’ll confirm the details, and provide funds to cover part or all of the costs of your supplies.

Community Improvement Areas (Maps) 

Caledonia Community Improvement Area

Cayuga Community Improvement Area

 Dunnville Expansion 2016

Hagersville Community Improvement Area

Jarvis Community Improvement Area

Selkirk Community Improvement Area



Did you know?
Those properties where improvements are being made to waterfront facades or facades with significant public view, and are located adjacent to, or are clearly visible from the Grand River, the maximum grant amount could increase from $10,000 to $15,000.

Give your place a facelift... Want to paint yourself?
If you want to apply to this program to repaint your storefront and you want to do the work yourself this program could cover part of the material costs, such as: preparation materials (sandpaper, caulking, etc.) paint, brushes, etc.


Our Economic Development staff are available to meet with members of BIAs and Chambers of Commerce, property owners, as well as conduct site visits and answer any questions about the program.

Zach Gable, Phone:  905-318-5932 Ext. 6315


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