Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) Grants

The City of Philadelphia Commerce Department provides matching grants for qualifying façade improvement projects for commercial properties.  Old City District serves as the liaison for this program. Property owners and tenants may be eligible. Program guidelines require pre-approval of all eligible expenses for reimbursement, and funding is subject to availability. 

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Grant Program

Old City District has made Old City Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Grants available to assist business and commercial property owners within the Old City District service area to improve the sidewalks adjacent to their properties.  This grant program will make these public spaces safer and more attractive for pedestrians and support the neighborhood’s economic vitality.  It will reimburse qualifying property and business owners up to 50% of the total cost of eligible sidewalk repairs or replacements, up to a maximum reimbursement of $2,000 for a single property or $4,000 for a corner or multiple address property. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, firstserved basis.


Business Security Camera Grant Program

These grants are being offered with the intention of encouraging business owners to install security systems to increase the safety of commercial areas. Owners can be reimbursed up to 50% of the cost of installing qualifying camera systems. Old City District is serving as the liaison between Old City businesses and property owners and the Commerce Department for this grant opportunity.