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.
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 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 electronically via email 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 Kathryn Schlesinger at (412) 325-0154 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an application.
|Application Due Date |||Advisory Committee Review Date|
|March 17, 2021||March 31, 2021|
|April 21, 2021||April 28, 2021|
|May 19, 2021||May 26, 2021|
|June 23, 2021||June 30, 2021|
|July 21, 2021||July 28, 2021|
|August 18, 2021||August 25, 2021|
|September 22, 2021||September 29, 2021|
|October 20, 2021||October 27, 2021|
|November 17, 2021||November 24, 2021|
|December 15, 2021||December 22, 2021|