GRANTS & INCENTIVES
 

Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated manages the following progressive programs for Kalamazoo’s Downtown Development Authority. All programs are available within the TIF district (see map). To view more information on each program, click on the link.

DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO INNOVATION PROGRAM

The purpose of the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Downtown Kalamazoo Innovation Program is to create vibrancy and wealth in downtown Kalamazoo by supporting new commercial businesses to the TIF district. (see attached map).
The Downtown Kalamazoo Innovation Program (DKIP) is a program offered to new retail, restaurant, service organization or office tenants. Emphasis will be placed on tenants and established businesses, however, start-up businesses may apply with a formal business plan. Currently accepting applications. 
 
BUILDING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM*
The BRP program offers grant dollars to approved projects to assist property owners and businesses with design support, fa├žade improvement, and building rehabilitation.
 
BUSINESS RECRUITMENT & RETENTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM*
The BRRIP program is available to property owners and prospective property owners to assist new, relocating and expanding businesses.
 
RETAIL INCUBATION PROGRAM*
The purpose of the Retail Incubation Program is to create vibrancy and wealth in downtown Kalamazoo by supporting new retail concepts.
 
DDA LIQUOR LICENSES
The City of Kalamazoo has the authority to issue new Class C liquor licenses downtown for restaurants and entertainment venues that meet the State's criteria.


*All 2014 programs are on hold, as funding is currently unavailable.