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2018 Storefront, Signage Grants Awarded

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced the fourth year of storefront and signage grant awards.

The storefront and signage grants are funded through the half-cent sales tax for economic development and capital improvements.

The intent of the program is to create and enhance the physical design of businesses in Russell County.

The program funds seven applications at $2,000 for $4,000 worth of improvement to their storefront or signage.

One application is funded at $1,000 for $2,000 worth of improvement through the Russell Main Street program with the same guidelines, except targeted specific to Russell Main Street members.

Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent committee of business developers in the region.

For the 2018 round of funding, nine applications were received. A total of eight projects could be funded with the funds available.

Russell County Eco Devo and CVB will fund projects at Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites in Russell, Waudby's Sports Bar and Grill in Russell, Jagged Edge Salon in Russell, the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, the Worlds Largest Things Museum in Lucas, Comfort Pro in Russell and Paradise Venture, LLC in Paradise and Russell.

Russell Main Street, Inc. will fund Woelk's House of Diamonds of Russell.

For additional information, program guidelines and applications for 2019, contact Russell County Eco Devo and CVB at 785-483-4000.

(Information courtesy Russell County Eco Devo and CVB.)

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