One of the ways the Panama City Downtown improvement Board is trying to actively improve the business district and the opportunities it presents! We have joined in partnership with the Panama City CRA to provide signage grants to New AND Existing brick-&-mortar businesses in the Historic District. The CRA has an established grant system, where building owners and businesses can apply for funds for new signage, awnings, paint, etc… Historically, when a business applies for a grant, it is a funds-matching grant, where the business puts up 50% of the total cost and the CRA coverS 50% of the new sign; now, the DIB is offering to provide funds, up to $500 per grant, to help cover the business’ portion of the cost, potentially eliminating the need for matching funds from the business owner!
The process still begins with the CRA. You can apply here:
Once approved through the CRA process, you will be qualified for our grant process. Simply call the office at 850-785-2554, or fill out the contact form below!