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Business Façade Improvement Program

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, April 2, 2021.

What’s New?

To apply, businesses or building owners need to complete the Business Façade Improvement Program (BFIP) 2021 application form. Construction must be completed by the end of 2021. To support businesses or building owners who require a loan to participate, Community Futures Powell River is also offering a loan program with competitive terms for businesses that qualify.


City of Powell River and Community Futures Powell River are offering a one-time matching grant, preferred lending, and design services as part of a Business Façade Improvement Program.

The program is intended to improve the physical appearance of ten building facades in Powell River’s neighbourhood commercial areas in the Joyce Avenue and Marine Avenue business corridors, the Townsite commercial area, and Cranberry’s commercial area.

Eligible applications will propose improvements to the parts of commercial buildings that face the street. Examples of improvements include outside lighting, awnings, doors, windows, architectural elements, paint, siding, moulding, and trim. The program does not include landscaping and outdoor furniture, interior improvements, or routine maintenance and structural repairs.

The program offers a 50 per cent matching grant of up to $3,000 per building or project, or up to $6,000 if the building is on a street corner for projects valued at $10,000 or more.

Download the BFIP 2021 Program Brief to learn more…

Please submit your Expression of Interest by April 2, 2021 to:

Allison Boulanger
Executive Director
Community Futures Powell River