Downtown Grants & Incentives

Façade Improvement Grant Program

Eligibility

The City of Killeen is offering façade grants for eligible rehab projects located in the downtown Historic Overlay District. The grant is structured on a 4:1 basis (80% City / 20% Owner) whereas the City contributes 80% of project costs and the property owner contributes 20% of funds toward façade, roof, and/or sign improvements ultimately achieving a “new face” for downtown Killeen. These grants are available for up to $10,000 per façade with a maximum subsidy of $20,000 per property owner in any given year.

Apply

Interested in applying for a façade grant? Contact Jerry Millard Jr., Revitalization Planner/Heritage Preservation Officer at 254-501-6591. A copy of the City of Killeen Façade Improvement Grant Program application can be obtained in the City of Killeen Planning and Economic Development Division or by downloading the application (PDF).

Façade on Gray Street - Before

Facade at Gray Street Before

Façade on Gray Street - After

Facade at Gray Street After

Avenue D Façade - Before

Facade at Avenue D Before Improvements

Avenue D Façade - After

Facade at Avenue D After Improvements

Historic District Sign Grant Program

Need dollars to buy a new sign or improve your existing sign? Sign grants are now available! Any commercial property within the Historic Overlay District is eligible for sign grant funds. The Historic District Sign Grant Program is designed to encourage unique, quality signs in Killeen’s historic business district. The grant is a single payment reimbursement to property owners and tenants per building on a 50/50 matching basis with a cap of $800 per grant.

Drawings of Signs

Apply

A copy of the Historic District Sign Grant application can be obtained in the City of Killeen Planning and Economic Development Division or by downloading the application (PDF).

Enterprise Zone

The State Economic and Tourism department identifies Killeen’s downtown area as a designated state enterprise zone. The Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and significant private investment that will assist economically distressed areas of the state. Approved projects are eligible to apply for state sales and use tax refunds on qualified expenditures.

For more information on the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, please visit the Texas Wide Open for Business website. View the Texas Enterprise Zone Program Brochure (PDF).