Bringing the Past into the Future

The Commercial Improvement Grant helps businesses and offices preserve and rehabilitate their space–inside and out!

Property owners and commercial space renters can receive up to $10,000 from our Commercial Improvement Grant to improve their building facade or interior, upon approval from the Dundalk Renaissance’s Design Committee.  Lighting, signage, awnings, siding, doors, flooring, bathroom repairs and new paint are typically approved.

To date 14 business in the Historic Dundalk Town Center received this grant.  Our most recent recipients include: Then & Again, Plush Hair Studio, and Dude’s Snack Attack

We will not issue grants for active renovation projects. If approved, renovation must start within 60 days after receiving Dundalk Renaissance’s letter of award.  Construction mus be completed within 90 days or an exception must be granted by the Dundalk Renaissance Design Committee.  Each project must be approved by the Department of Housing & Community Development.  All projects require a minimum of two contractor bids.

The amount of funding awarded to each project is determined by the significance and improvement to the overall revitalization of the Historic Dundalk Town Center. These funds are provide by the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative.

Grant applications may be submitted after February 1 and must be submitted before April 6.  Contact Nicholas Staigerwald ( or 410.282.0261 ext 103) with questions. Submission form can be found online.