Economic Development Grant

Economic Development Program Application

The purpose of this Application is to apply for City grant money pursuant to the City’s Economic Development Program. Projects can include, facade improvements, building or land acquisition, capital improvements, job creation or training, site development, accessibility improvements, utility upgrades, and other improvements approved by the city.

The application may be reviewed by the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, the Council Economic Development Committee, West Liberty Economic Development (WeLead) and the City Council for completeness and eligibility prior to approval. All grant funds are subject to availability as authorized by, and at the sole discretion of, the City.

Printable Form: Grant Application
Online Form: Grant Application

The following are also required:

1. A detailed description of the proposed project.
2. Photographs of the existing building and the proposed project area.
3. Schematic drawings illustrating all proposed work, or pictures with project description outlined. Include a description of materials and methods to be used, depending on the proposed project.
4. A business plan, including employment and financial projects.
5. Current financial statements, financing requirements for the project, and total project cost.
6. Cost estimates for each aspect of the project, including a minimum of two (2) project estimates, to include labor and material.
7. Sworn Declaration.
8. Authorization from Property Owners if Applicant is not the owner.
9. Additional information, as necessary to determine the economic viability of all proposed project(s), may be requested by the Project Review Committee.