INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MODEL BUSINESS GRANT APPLICATION
The grant application form must be complete in its entirety and in accordance with these
instructions. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION FORMS OR FORMS NOT
COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE
RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT. The corrected applications may be resubmitted if
delivered to the AHPP office or postmarked by the deadline. The original application
plus three additional copies must be delivered to the MAIN STREET OFFICE or
postmarked by the deadline. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
The following numbers correspond to the item numbers on the grant application form.
2. Describe what type of business you are in. For example: Appliance store, restaurant,
men’s clothing, etc.
3. Describe the building. Is it a single-story, two-story etc. Include the date that the
building was built and the type of construction (wood frame, brick, etc.).
4. Enter the cost for both interior and exterior work on this project, then enter the total
cost of the project. ALL COST ESTIMATES MUST BE WRITTEN
CONTRACTOR COST ESTIMATES. Next, state the amount of your grant request
from the AHPP. Fill in the amount of match you will be paying, both in-kind and
cash. Each applicant must provide a 100 percent match of the grant amount, with at
least half of that match in the form of cash.
7. Project Summary.
a) Specify what specific needs and problems under exterior, interior, and business
assistance would be addressed in your Model Business Grant project. In the
exterior and interior section, break the total project down into smaller projects and
prioritize these subprojects giving dollar amounts. For example: The total project
cost for the exterior renovation will be $10,000. Out of this $10,000 to repair
windows ($4,000), neon sign ($3,500), clean masonry ($2,500). You may want to
prioritize neon sign ($3,500), repair windows ($4,000),