Introducing the New CIG Program

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The Downtown Development Authority is pleased to share our new, improved, and expanded Capital Improvement Grant (CIG) application and process. This grant is an important way that the DDA supports downtown development and investment, funding eligible improvement with a 50-50 match for projects within the public right-of-way. This brings together property owners and the DDA in a vital partnership to continually revitalize our downtown.

The Downtown Development Authority is pleased to share our new, improved, and expanded Capital Improvement Grant (CIG) application and process. This grant is an important way that the DDA supports downtown development and investment, funding eligible improvement with a 50-50 match for projects within the public right-of-way. This brings together property owners and the DDA in a vital partnership to continually revitalize our downtown.

The CIG also acts as a catalyst for increased investment into our community, increasing curb appeal for tourists and residents alike and helps move Cheyenne forward in a positive direction. With the importance of tourism for Cheyenne and our economy, investing in maintaining and improving our downtown spaces is an important way to support the community as a whole.

A well maintained, appealing storefront is one of the primary ways of engaging customers and encouraging them to come experience a business. The front of each business downtown is a unique opportunity to engage with consumers and to invite them to step inside and enjoy a meal, come shop, or conduct business. The DDA is excited to consider projects under this program that will enhance this experience across the downtown. We will consider improvements that are respectful to our local environmental context.

CIG improvements focus on the parts of a business that are on the public right-of-way, or on projects that affect spaces intended for use by the public such as streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, alleys, and other public spaces. The DDA hopes that by helping fund improvements to these highly visible areas, we can create a downtown that engages the public and encourages them to come back, year after year.

The DDA hopes that as areas around downtown are enhanced and updated, it will spur more investment and development. As more investment and development happens, more of Cheyenne’s downtown becomes a vibrant space, fueling more interest from visitors and investors. This is a positive cycle, providing benefits for all involved.

For more information on this process, the exact eligibility requirements and exclusions, and how the new and improved CIG process can help your business or property thrive, please review the full CIG application document. We look forward to helping you on your project.

 

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