The Seneca Falls Development Corporation will host a DRI Building Improvement Fund informational meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Seneca Falls Community Center located at 35 Water Street in Seneca Falls.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the parameters and eligibility requirements to participate in the $600,000 Downtown Building Improvement Fund that was established through the $10 million DRI grant awarded to the Town of Seneca Falls.

Commercial property owners located within the Seneca Falls DRI boundary are eligible to apply for up to $50,000 to fund exterior and interior building renovations. Projects with a residential component may also be eligible for up to an additional $50,000. A 50% match is required for private projects and a 25% match is required for projects undertaken by non-profit entities.

“We’re encouraging all eligible businesses to apply,” shared SFDC Board Chair, Joell Murney-Karsten. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see more than a half million dollars go towards the beautification of downtown and help boost economic development opportunities.”

Full details regarding the grant, its requirements, and how to apply will be provided at the informational meeting.

For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting will be available via Zoom videoconferencing. Remote participants will need to register in advance by visiting and completing the form. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

“The Building Improvement Fund is a small part of the overarching $10 million DRI award,” said Greg Zellers, SFDC Director, “but it’s specifically designed to have a significant visual impact throughout our downtown corridor and we anticipate wide participation.”

General questions regarding the Building Improvement Fund or the informational meeting can be directed to Greg Zellers, SFDC Director, by sending an email to