Previously: City of Batavia – New York Main Street Grant Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: to accommodate the changes in routine with pandemic Covid-19, The due date for the NYMS Grant Applications has been extended to APRIL 10th, 2020 @4:30PM.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY E-MAIL IF POSSIBLE: amaguire@bataviadevelopmentcorp.org

Overview

A $300,000 New York Main Street Grant has been awarded to the City of Batavia to provide grant funding for applicants to implement interior and exterior building improvements in Batavia’s Business Improvement District (BID) and Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) area for commercial and mixed-use structures. Filling vacant and underutilized structure has been a common goal across many of Batavia’s planning documents including the Brownfield Opportunity Area (2015), The City’s Comprehensive Plan (2016) and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Investment Strategy (2018).

Buildings must have a plan ready to implement, and adequate funding to cover the cost of the entire project up-front as this is a reimbursement grant after project completion.

The City of Batavia may award up to $50,000 in NYMS grant funds, per building, not to exceed 75% of the total building renovation project cost. Building renovation funds may be used to renovate facades, storefronts and commercial interiors, with an additional $25,000 per residential unit up to a per building maximum of $100,000, not to exceed 75% of the total project cost The funding is on a building-by-building basis and “in-kind” match is not eligible. Costs incurred prior to the effective date of a grant agreement are not eligible for reimbursement, and not eligible as a match.

A public information session will be held on February 25th, 2020 @ 9:00AM, located at City Hall – One City Centre 2nd floor Council Chamber, Batavia NY 14020.

February 25th, 2020- New York Main Street Grant Program Public Presentation and Information Session FLYER and PRESENTATION

Boundary Map BID/DRI

NYMS Grant Application-PDF or Word

NYMS Grant Guidelines and Instructions-PDF or Word

The City of Batavia’s Request for Qualifications  Administrative Services- City of Batavia New York Main Street Grant Program HERE

Building Improvement Design Guidelines for Downtown Batavia- Here

UPDATE 10/1/2020: NYMS Info-Graphic and Tracker – HERE

Eligible activities include

  1. Façade improvements
  2. Window/door repair and replacement
  3. Painting
  4. Masonry repair
  5. Awnings
  6. Building signs
  7. Exterior lighting
  8. Storefront upgrades
  9. Roofs
  10. Interior upgrades (heating, plumbing, electrical, walls, floors
  11. Conversion of upper floor commercial units to residential
  12. Soft costs including architectural and environmental cost

Applications are due by APRIL 10th, 2020 at 4:30pm.

The City of Batavia and BDC will accept applications after the deadline, however these applications will not be considered in the round one funding awards.  If there is funding available after the round one selection the Project Review and Selection Committee will examine the applications submitted after March 27th, 2020.

Submit to Andrew Maguire

via email:
amaguire@bataviadevelopmentcorp.org

In person or by mail:
Batavia Development Corporation
C/O Andrew Maguire
One City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020

 

Batavia DRI- Building Improvement Fund

UPDATE 10/1/2020: DRI Info-Graphic and Tracker – HERE

UPDATE 10/1/2020: DRI-BIF Info-Graphic and Tracker – HERE

Overview

Batavia is “All In” to reshape its urban core by embracing and celebrating its rich entrepreneurial history, fostering cultural appreciation and creating vibrant places for all to enjoy. In alignment with the Batavia Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Investment Strategy the city will seek to foster more arts, culture & entertainment, healthy living & wellness, and prosperity for all.

A $600,000 Building Improvement Fund has been established to provide grant funding for applicants
to implement interior and exterior building improvements in Batavia’s Business Improvement District (BID) for commercial and mixed-use structures. Filling vacant and underutilized structure has been a common goal across many of Batavia’s planning documents including the Brownfield Opportunity Area (2015), The City’s Comprehensive Plan (2016) and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Investment Strategy (2018).

The fund will mimic the goals, process and requirements of the NYS Main Street Program that includes providing funds for administration of the program by the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) and also providing funds for soft costs including architectural and environmental costs. The fund is available to any building owner within the Batavia Business Improvement District (BID)/ DRI boundary.

The BDC may award between $10,000 (minimum) up to $200,000 (maximum) in DRI grant funds, per building, not to exceed 60% of the total building renovation project cost. The funding is on a building-by-building basis and in-kind match is not eligible. Costs incurred prior to the effective date of the grant agreement are not eligible for reimbursement and not eligible as a match.

Design Guidelines Here

December 18, 2018- Building Improvement Grant Public Presentation and Information Session Here

Boundary Map BID/DRI Boundary

Grant Application- PDF or Word

Grant Guidelines and Instructions- PDF or Word

The Batavia Development Corporation Request for Qualifications  Architectural & Design Services- City of Batavia Downtown Revitalization Initiative Building Improvement Fund RFQ Here

December 18, 2018- Building Improvement Grant Public Presentation and Information Session flyer and presentation

Building Improvement Design Guidelines for Downtown Batavia- Here

Applications are due on January 18th by 4:30 pm; the BDC will accept applications after the deadline, however these applications will not be considered in the round one funding awards.  If there is fundingavailable after the round one selection the BDC will examine the applications submitted after January 18th.

Submit to Rachael Tabelski

via email:
rtabelski@bataviadevelopmentcorp.org

In person or by mail:
Batavia Development Corporation
C/O Rachael Tabelski
One City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020