The Town of Granby and Destination Granby are pleased to announce an award of $757,140 for improvements to a number of businesses located in the Town’s downtown district. The Main Street Open for Business Grant is made possible by the Town of Granby through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).  Projects for selected businesses will include façade improvements and energy efficiency projects.


"The Town of Granby is grateful for these DOLA funds." Josh Hardy, Granby Mayor said, "this grant will allow many of our Downtown business owners to do some much needed improvements to their businesses. Executive Director Lauren Huber and her staff at Destination Granby have gone above and beyond by obtaining this grant."

The highly competitive grant received over $21 million dollars in requests from 48 applications throughout Colorado with only $5.72 million dollars available. The awarded funds will pay for 80% of the total project costs with the remaining funds being split between the Town and the participating local businesses. These funds will be distributed among several downtown businesses who applied to be a part of this project. Their projects had to prove to meet specific criteria such as an increase in revenue, jobs and energy efficiency.  All work must be completed prior to June 30, 2022 to be eligible for the funding.  Work will begin after a contractor is chosen through a competitive bid process.


"Our goal is to make as big of an impact as possible for downtown," says Lauren Huber, Destination Granby, Executive Director.  "These projects will be a catalyst for economic growth and we're excited to get started."


The Main Street Open for Business Grant is one of several investment projects happening in Granby over the next year. Follow the Destination Granby blog for more information coming soon.


View the Main Street Open for Business Grant RFP.