Grants and Loans

Hartwell DDA Façade Grant

The Façade Grant Program is funded and administered by the Downtown Development Authority of Hartwell (DDA).  Monies are available for exterior improvements only, and may be applied to a front, side or rear façade, provided the façade faces a public street or parking area.  The program is designed to give property owners and business owner’s financial assistance for façade improvements.

Hartwell DDA Economic Development Grant

The Economic Development Grant is necessary for projects that fall outside of the Façade Grant programs scope of practice. This grant is for restoration projects such as alleyways, greenspaces, and other privately-owned spaces that need third party assistance in completion from time to time. Despite these areas being privately owned, it is often in the best interest of the Downtown Development Authority, Hartwell’s Main Street Program, and Hartwell Main Street Partners, as well as a host of other stakeholders, to assist these private organizations where we can in order to keep the environment, culture, and spirit of Downtown Hartwell at a standard we all believe it should be at.

Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund

The purpose of the Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DDRLF) is to assist cities, counties, and development authorities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by providing below-market rate financing to fund capital projects in core historic downtown areas and adjacent historic neighborhoods where DDRLF will spur commercial redevelopment.

Georgia Cities Foundation Revolving Loan Fund

Georgia Cities Foundation: Assists cities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects through a revolving loan fund.

Façade Renderings

The Downtown Development Authority of Hartwell will partner with the Georgia Office of Downtown Development and provide a façade rendering of a downtown building to prospective buyers and/or property owners.  The rendering provides design assistance to potential developers and showcases the importance of rehabilitating our historic structures.