WESTFIELD - The Westfield City Council approved additional funding for the community's façade improvement program at Monday's council meeting.
"We've seen a lot of success with our local business community through this program," Council President Jim Ake said. "Providing this additional available funding will allow us to continue to assist businesses that want to invest in Westfield."
The council approved funding an additional $6,627 to bring the total available amount to $10,000. The program offers grants to local downtown businesses for up to 50% of the eligible expenses (up to $5,000).
The improvement program was started in 2011 with a budget of $50,000. Since that time, money from the program has funded 14 projects for local businesses such as My Father's Garden and Rail Epicurean Market.
Westfield's economic development staff calculate that the total investment from these projects is $167,388 with an additional $6,757 expected in the next six months.
More information about the façade program can be found at www.westfield.in.gov or by contacting the Economic and Community Development Department at (317) 804-3170.