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Miner Street Grant Program

Overview

The Miner Street Grant Program was made possible by a generous donation from the Stewart Trust for the "beautification of Miner Street." The City decided to create two grant programs to aid the beautification of Miner Street as well as aid business owners, building owners, and community members/groups looking to complete projects beneficial to the community, in Miner Street's historic downtown. Grant applications currently are being reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Documents are available for download to the right, or you can pick them up from City Hall at 701 Fourth St. Yreka, Ca.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Benjamin Matts at (530) 841-2328 or bmatts@ci.yreka.ca.us

Facade Grant Program (FGP)

The FGP has been designed to provide financial assistance to local businesses in Yreka’s historic downtown by providing grants to aid visual improvement projects.

Program Goals

  • To improve the overall quality of facades in order to attract more local residents and visitors to shop, eat, and do business in our historic downtown.
  • To encourage and support the restoration of historic building facades.
  • To encourage and provide incentive for property/business owners to reinvest in our historic downtown.
Eligible Properties
 
Eligible buildings must be used for commercial, retail, office, and or mixed uses purposes, and are located on Miner Street, between the Police Station, and Main Street.
 
Guidelines

Grants will not be granted retroactively. All projects must be approved before any work begins. If business owner is not the owner of the building, they must get the property owner’s written approval for any project requiring a building permit. For historic buildings, only projects that enhance, and preserve the historic nature of the building will be approved. Improvements must be consistent with the City of Yreka’s codes/ordinances, Historical District Title 17, building regulations, and other applicable laws. Improvements to historic building facades are to conform to the City’s regulations and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings. Any necessary permits must be obtained prior to construction. Any changes to projects after grant approval must be approved before work commences or grant will be forfeited. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: removal of old signs, awnings and exterior clutter, facade restoration, exterior cleaning and or painting, exterior lighting, new window treatments, signage, doors, awnings, and planters. Signs will have a reimbursement limit of a $1000.

Community Projects Grant Program (CPGP)

The CPGP has been designed to provide financial assistance to enhance Yreka’s historic downtown by providing grants to aid community oriented projects.

Program Goals

  • To improve the overall quality and character of our historic downtown in order to attract more local residents and visitors to shop, eat, and do business there.
  • To encourage and support the community involvement in our historic downtown.
  • To support the beautification of our historic downtown.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects are those that improve Miner Street, East of the Police Station, but do not improve private property. Publicly owned buildings are eligible for projects.

Guidelines

Grants will not be granted retroactively. All projects must be approved before any work begins. Projects must be consistent with the City of Yreka’s codes/ordinances, Historical District Title 17, building regulations, and other applicable laws. Any necessary permits must be obtained prior to starting construction. Any changes to projects after grant approval must be approved before work commences or grant will be forfeited. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: sidewalk upgrades, planters, directional signage, history exhibits, etc. For buildings that qualify for the CPGP, eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: removal of old signs, awnings and exterior clutter, facade restoration, exterior cleaning and or painting, exterior lighting, new window treatments, signage, doors, awnings, and planters.