The Image Enhancement Sales Tax grant fund is implemented by Valley City Ordinance No. 800 under the authority of NDCC 40-57.3. The monies raised by a 5 percent of one percent sales tax are to be used to assist in the expansion and start-up of retail and service businesses, including but not limited to, structural improvements, equipment and expenditures that will enhance the overall image of the business and the commercial districts of the community. The grant award generally does not exceed $5,000 with a 1/1 cost ratio shared with the applicant. Awards will be based on specific program guidelines that target appropriate building renovation and job retention/creation.
Project Maximums: Landscaping $1,000; Signage $1,000; Appropriate building renovation $5,000 total grant funds.
Any service/retail business located in the lots immediately adjacent to the entire length of Main Street or the Central Avenue lots shown on the attached map may apply for grant funds for business improvements.
a. Government or Quasi-Governmental Agencies*
c. Non-profit Healthcare
e. VC Public Schools
f. VC Park District
*Exclusion for up to 25% of grant funds may be used by the City annually for three years for streetscape
To apply, submit completed Image Enhancement Grant Application and fee for credit check to:
City of Valley City
P.O. Box 390
Valley City, ND 58072