In a January Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting, Hendersonville city leadership voted to allocate $140,000 towards sign improvement grants for businesses in the Westlake plan areas. The Hendersonville Sign Replacement Grant Program is designed to help provide financial assistance to businesses who want to replace damaged or outdated signs with newer conforming signs.
Eligible businesses who meet the criteria will be awarded matching funds (50-80% of sign replacement costs) up to a maximum of $10,000. This program is also geared to help many businesses in the area that sustained significant damage during the December 9 tornado that struck Hendersonville. These grant funds can help cover the costs of replacing damaged signs with a new and improved look.
“We have an obligation to help these businesses and an opportunity to improve the image of our city,” shared Mayor Jamie Clary about the new program. “These businesses provide jobs for our residents and taxes for city services. We want to help the owners return to normal operations as soon as possible. We also want to invest in the original areas of the city.”
Grant applications are being accepted now via the city’s Planning Department and will continue until all allocated funds have been distributed. Contact the Hendersonville Planning Department at (615) 264-5316 or visit www.hvilletn.org/planning for more information.