The economic well-being of the central business district of Downtown Appleton is one of the most important charges of Appleton Downtown Inc (ADI). ADI, a not-for-profit organization, works with the City of Appleton's Community Development Department to recruit new business and promote the retention of existing businesses in the Downtown area. ADI has many Downtown development tools at its disposal to help maintain economic well-being, including a variety of grants. You can learn more about each grant below.

BID Business Recruitment Grant

  • ADI has funds available to locate your new business Downtown. Please call the ADI office for more details regarding the application process: 920-954-9112

BID Façade and Sign Grant

BID Matching Marketing Grant

  • Designed to support and enhance the marketing of your individual business and marketing of the district by matching your advertising dollars with both BID grant funds and media partner support. Applications are available to download or pick up at the ADI office.

TIF Enhancement Grants and Area Business Enhancement Grants

  • Funded by the City of Appleton, this program encourages investments in exterior improvements to commercial properties. Business Enhancement Grants are available for up to $7,000 maximum grant per project with a fifty-percent (50%) match required by the applicant. Applicants may use ADI Façade Grant funds for twenty-five percent (25%) of the applicant match amount. More information about the grants can be found on the City of Appleton's website.