The City of Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte Area Transit System and Charlotte Sports Cycling are partnering to host one of Charlotte's most healthy and inspiring events: 2014 BIKE! Charlotte. This event will start on Friday, April 25 and run through Sunday, May 11.
BIKE! Charlotte is 17 days of bicycle-related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends and colleagues to integrate cycling into their daily routine. The theme for this year's event is Riding for a Better Community. Join in the festivities and use this opportunity to set your life in motion, both physically and mentally.
For more information about BIKE! Charlotte and a calendar of events, visit bikecharlotte.org.
Neighborhood & Business Services is offering the Façade Improvement Grant Program in an effort to remove blight by assisting businesses and commercial property owners with improving building appearance and by bringing grandfathered signs, parking and landscaping into conformance with current codes.
The program provides 50% reimbursement to commercial or industrial businesses or property owners for eligible architectural renovation expenses. 60% reimbursement may be available on a case-by-case basis for utilization of certified Small business Enterprise firms.
For more information on how to apply and examples of how the program has worked in the community, click here.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) is accepting applications for its Beautification Grants program, which provides eligible Charlotte neighborhoods, schools and nonprofit organizations with up to $5,000 for beautification projects that enhance the quality of life in Charlotte neighborhoods.
Any beautification project that makes a long-lasting or permanent impact on the community is eligible. Projects are selected by KCB board members through a competitive scoring process. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25 to be considered.
Click here for more information.
The Business District Organization Program awards up to $30,000 per year to eligible business associations serving one of the City’s targeted business districts as defined by the Business Corridor Plan. Program funds can be used for administrative/operating expenses, special events & projects, marketing & promotions, and business district communications. Grants are competitive each year and all interested organizations must submit a proposal to be considered for the program.
Organizations interested in applying must submit applications by May 12, to be considered. Funding decisions will be made in early June, and contracts will be developed and fully executed by June 30. The contract will fund eligible organizations for their work plan activities for the 12 month period of July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
For more information about the Business District Organization Program, click here.