The ARP Camden Strong Façade Program is an effort to improve the economic growth in areas throughout the City of Camden through façade improvements to businesses.
Any business in the City of Camden is eligible to participate in the ARP facade program, there are no restrictions on type of business to apply.
No, either the business owner or property owner can apply for the facade program. However, if the applicant is not the property owner, they would need to provide a notarized letter with their applications from the property owner giving permission for work to be done on the property.
The façade program will cover the following types of improvements: • Windows • Entranceways/ADA • Building caps/cornices • Awnings/overhangs • Security • Signs • Storefronts/walls • Lighting. There will be some case-to-case based on requested scopes of work provided by the applicant owner. Please review the City facade guideline here:
This program offers assistance of up to $50,000.00 for exterior improvements to a commercial building within the boundaries of the City.
The ARP program offers businesses up to $50,000.00 for facade improvements without any capital required from the applicant.
Yes, ARP funds can be mixed with other facade grants such as the UEZ facade grant; review here: UEZ Facade Program – The City of Camden. Mixing both grants can offer businesses up to $75,000.00-$100,000.00 depending if the applicant decides to mix in their own capital as well.
No, there is no deadline for the facade program. The program will remain open as long as there is available funding.
Currently, there is an expectation of at least 40-50 businesses to receive funding. There are 2 active facade City facade programs, UEZ and ARP, for businesses to take advantage of and will both be used to service as many businesses as possible. Review UEZ Facade Program here: UEZ Facade Program – The City of Camden.
This program is based on a first come first serve basis and the completeness of an application. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Note: applicants who apply to both the UEZ and ARP facade program will receive preference. Review UEZ Facade Program here: UEZ Facade Program – The City of Camden.