Funded by the Colcom Foundation, Paris to Pittsburgh is a matching grant program to assist property and business owners with exterior enhancements to enhance the public realm. The program offers grants to encourage outdoor cafes and sidewalk activation in addition to building façade improvements. The 50 percent matching grants are available to fund eligible projects that enliven the Golden Triangle streetscape using high-quality pedestrian-oriented design elements.
Sidewalk Activation Grant
Inspired by the vibrant streets of Paris, the Paris to Pittsburgh Sidewalk Activation Grant encourages outdoor dining elements such as retractable awnings, tables and chairs, new lighting and landscaping. The project requires a 50 percent match and offers grants of up to $30,000.
A 50 percent matching grant, the Façade Grant offers up to $30,000 to properties that are interested in façade improvements but are not adding an outdoor café or installing an operable storefront. Retail and service businesses are the ideal target candidates for this program.
Paris to Pittsburgh One-Page Overview (download PDF)
Paris to Pittsburgh Guidelines + Application (download PDF)
Paris to Pittsburgh Design Guidelines (download PDF)
Applications for funding are reviewed by the Paris to Pittsburgh Advisory Committee. Applications with all required documentation are due one week prior to each meeting. Please note that an Advisory Committee review will only occur if there are a sufficient number of projects to review. The applicant is not expected to be present for the Advisory Committee review date. Please contact Caitlin Fadgen at 412-325-0157 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an application.
|Application Due Date||Advisory Committee Review|
|Wednesday, January 24, 2018||Wednesday, January 31, 2018|
|Wednesday, February 21, 2018||Wednesday, February 28, 2018|
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018||Wednesday, March 28, 2018|
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018||Wednesday, April 25, 2018|
|Wednesday, May 23, 2018||Wednesday, May 30, 2018|
|Wednesday, June 20, 2018||Wednesday, June 27, 2018|
|Wednesday, July 18, 2018||Wednesday, July 25, 2018|
|Wednesday, August 22, 2018||Wednesday, August 29, 2018|
|Wednesday, September 19, 2018||Wednesday, September 26, 2018|
|Wednesday, October 24, 2018||Wednesday, October 31, 2018|
|Wednesday, November 21, 2018||Wednesday, November 28, 2018|
|Wednesday, December 12, 2018||Wednesday, December 19, 2018|