Storefront Improvement Program Application

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Storefront Improvement Program

This is the third round of the storefront improvement program administered by the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City.

Available Assistance

Small businesses may be eligible for up to $25,000 in reimbursement funding for storefront improvements, such as: 

  • Facade repair, painting, or replacement

  • Window and front door replacement

  • Awnings or window overhangs

  • Permanent signage

How it Works?

Businesses must be either located in a Qualified  Census Tract (QCT) (see map) or be minority-owned to qualify. (For this program, minority-owned is defined as 51% or more controlling interest identifies as Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American.)

Businesses must be physically located in Oklahoma City before April 1, 2022 (see map).*

Businesses must submit project estimates or price quotes from third party contractors with the application or else it will be considered incomplete and not processed. 

Businesses should apply by June 15, when the first round of applicant approvals will be made. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and accepted until funds are depleted.

Businesses will have 4 months after project approval to complete the improvement project and submit for reimbursement.

An FAQ is posted on the Alliance website (see here).

Your Next Steps

  • Verify your eligibility

  • Get your project quotes/estimates

  • Apply online at by June 15: 

  • If you have questions, contact or 405-604-6780 ext 116.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Business location cannot be zoned residential.

  • Cannabis businesses prohibited.

  • Landlords are ineligible to apply. But businesses that do not own the property they occupy must have landlords consent for work.

  • Previous recipients of OKC Rescue Program façade and storefront improvement funds or SNI storefront improvement funds are not eligible.

  • Cannot have received any other federal funding for the work to be performed.

*This includes being registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.  

Four months from the date of applicant qualification or until October 31, 2024, whichever is sooner.
Storefront Improvement Info Page

Please click here for more information about the program. 

Business Information

To help speed up your application, please click here to double check that your address is eligible. You will be taken to an external site.

Employer Identification Number

Employer Identification Number

(If applicable) (State of Oklahoma)

Business Information Continued

Since March 2021, has your business faced a negative financial impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as, but not limited to:
  • Forced or voluntary closure or requirement to make significant adjustments to their business &/or service delivery model due to COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Decline in revenue, sales, or business activity due to COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Increase in costs, without a respective increase in revenue, associated with holding inventory, supply chain disruption, overhead, cleaning, or other costs due to COVID-19 public health emergency

Insufficient detail to justify your claim of impact will require additional documentation and proof of negative financial impact, which may slow your application.

You may upload up to 5 documents.

Federal funding, for the purposes of this application, is any funds or program benefits that the federal government implemented or designed for addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP), Small Business Continuity Program (SBCP), Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, or the American Rescue Plan Act. This restriction applies to programs implemented by any level or jurisdiction of government, whose funding originated from the federal government.

Business Information Continued 

This is not an automatic disqualification

Choose as many as apply

The employee count is based on full-time equivalents and does not consider exempt or non-exempt status. To calculate the number of full-time equivalent employees, total the number of hours worked by all employees over the previous 28 calendar days and divide the total by 160. Contract employees who do not receive a W-2 should not be included in this calculation. For businesses not open during this period, provide estimated amounts. Shell companies/corporations with zero employees are prohibited.

Business Information Continued

Majority Owner

We will use this email address for follow up communication throughout the program.

Secondary Owner

Tertiary Owner

Storefront Improvement Program


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certify and declare that the following is true and correct.

Failure to provide accurate information or providing false information will result in automatic disqualification from services and funding. 
After you hit the Submit button, you will receive a verification email. Click the link in that verification email to submit your application for processing. If you do not sign and verify your application through email, we will be unable to process your application.