GRANTS & INITIATIVES
The Capital Improvement Grant, Downtown Cheyenne’s longest running grant program, FUNDS EXTERIOR PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY & STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS for downtown businesses, enhancing walkability and pedestrian friendliness.
This reimbursement grant funds up to 50% of an allowable project cost. This grant has a “rolling” application, meaning business or property owners can apply any time of year.
This grant is also overseen by Downtown Cheyenne’s Design Committee.
The Capital Improvement Grant is made possible in part by the Laramie County Economic Development Joint Powers Board.
ENHANCES HISTORIC INTEGRITY
Design Committee-approved projects help preserve historic details and maintains visual consistency through Downtown.
CREATES AN INVITING ATMOSPHERE
A more pedestrian friendly and inviting Downtown helps attract businesses, residents, and customers – the trifecta of a successful Downtown District!
PROVIDES A YEAR-ROUND TOOL
The Capital Improvement Grant program is open year-round so that property and business owners can access it when it is convenient for them.
Reclaims alleyways and otherwise unremarkable real estate for to inspire engagement; providing a benefit to residents and tourists alike.
INSTILLS COMMUNITY PRIDE
Encourages community buy-in by showcasing local culture and history; creating visual stories unique to Downtown Cheyenne.
SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ART COMMUNITY
Supplies resources and funding for one-of-a-kind projects that beautify Downtown Cheyenne.
We plan on listing past funded projects in this section in the near future. If you have suggestions on potential projects or programs you believe the DDA might be able to help with, please don’t hestitate to let us know!