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. There will be two meetings for the remainder of 2018 on November 8 and December 13. Applications with all required documentation are due one week prior to each meeting. Please contact Brian Kurtz at 412-325-0154 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an application.