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    The Town of Westlock is committed to supporting our local business community.  Westlock aims to advance our local economic goals by encouraging the success and potential of our local businesses by implementing an economic development grant program.

    Business Signage Grant

    APPLICATIONS OPENED FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024

    The program launched in March 2024 with its first funded grant stream: Business Signage.

    The Business Signage Grant offers direct investment to local businesses looking to install new or updated exterior signage.

    The grant will reimburse applicants for 50% of their eligible project costs, up to a maximum of $5,000.  The application window for applications opens March 1 of every calendar year and will remain open until September 30, or until grant funding has been allocated.  Funding is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

    Download our Business Signage Grant Brochure to learn more.

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a business signage grant:

    • Must be located within the Town of Westlock.
    • Must hold a valid Town Business License and be in good standing with the Town.
    • The business must be located within Town limits and in a Commercial, Downtown or Industrial district.
    • The proposed sign(s) must be installed on a building face or in a yard facing a public street.
    • The proposed sign(s) should fit the architectural design of the building, fit the nature of the business and the ambience of the neighbourhood.
    • All required municipal and/or other governmental approvals must be in place prior to the installation of approved signage under this program.

    Eligible sign types under this grant stream include:

    • Fascia (wall) signs
    • Projecting signs
    • Banner and canopy signs
    • Freestanding (permanent) signs

    Eligible expenses that can be reimbursed under this grant stream include:

    • Professional services (design)
    • Permit fees
    • Direct labour costs
    • Sign purchase and materials costs

    Except for professional design services and application fees, all project costs before the application date will not be eligible.

    All eligible applicants must complete and submit the following information to the Program Review Officer at planning@westlock.ca:

    • A completed application form.
    • Project costing of eligible expenses
    • Photographs of the current property 
    • Drawings/rendering of proposed sign(s) and expected results

    Incomplete applications will not be eligible for review and potential approval.