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Business Improvement Area (BIA) Grant Programs

Mural and Architectural Design Feature Grant Program

This program challenges BIAs, in collaboration with local artists, to develop “wow” moments that will enhance the public realm, create a more vibrant streetscape and enrich the customer experience.

Research Grant Program

This program provides funding contributions to BIAs to assist with research projects that are designed to enhance the economic viability and competitiveness of the BIA.

Anti-Graffiti Grant Program

The BIA Anti-Graffiti Program Funding contribution is available to all eligible BIAs as an annual renewable contribution. The purpose of the fund is to support BIAs and member businesses in adhering to the Graffiti Management By-law 2008-1 requiring the expedient removal of graffiti from all property within the City of Ottawa.

Formation/Expansion Grant Program

The BIA Formation/Expansion Grant Program provides funding grants to business groups that have expressed formal interest to create a Business Improvement Area for their commercial district, or to existing BIAs wishing to expand their boundaries.

Prospective applicants should discuss their interest with Economic Development Services staff prior to submitting their application to ensure the project fits within the scope of this funding program.

To request further details on these programs or to obtain an application form, please contact:

Mike Bureau
Economic Development Officer
613-580-2424, ext. 22441