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Vibrancy Grant Application

Our vision for more vibrant street-level businesses continues with the next phase of the Vibrant Spaces℠ program.

The Downtown Norfolk Council awards matching grants to both new and existing businesses that create a vibrant Downtown. Submit your best, most exciting ideas to help define the neighborhood and activate your space and if selected, we’ll cover up to 50% of your project costs, up to $10,000 per business.

What's eligible for a Vibrancy Grant? In the past, the DNC has funded outdoor dining furniture, exterior lighting, unique business signage, roll-up garage doors, planters, storefront window displays and other exterior enhancements. For examples of past awards and the businesses that received funding, please visit Vibrant Spaces.

Download the grant guidelines and application here.