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Home Exterior GRANTS


Supporting downtown residents with impactful exterior improvements to windows, lighting, painting, and other repairs.

Funding is limited to exterior projects that are visual from the street. They may include but are not limited to rehabilitation, restoration, and major repairs (but not ongoing maintenance) of architectural details and features.


Project Max: $5k 


​How do I apply?
Rolling deadline, beginning January 1, 2024.  Projects need to be complete by December 16, 2024.

  1. Entry Form: Property owners must complete an entry form to participate in the 2023 Downtown Trenton NPP Home Exterior Grants Program.

  2. Location: The business proposed in the entry form must operate in the Downtown Trenton NPP area (see map below).

  3. Applications will be reviewed and awarded by the NPP Stakeholders Group

  4. Preference is given to properties owned by Trenton residents.

  5. Applicants must own the property they intend to improve.

  6. If you intend to complete the work yourself, please submit a written estimate of the projected total cost of materials. An NPP Grant may be used in conjunction with other grants or personal funds. This information must be disclosed on the completed application.


How much are the grants for?

Up to $5,000 each will be awarded for building enhancement projects in NPP.

  • A designated contractor by isles will be provided to the property owner.

  • Payment will be made directly to the contractor

    • 50% upfront and 50% upon project completion and approval by the property owner.

  • Front Door replacement/repainting

  • Porch concrete repair/repainting

  • Exterior lighting improvements

  • Window repair/replacement

  • Painting (all colors must be approved)

  • Masonry repair

  • Historic character improvements: Repairing, replacing and/or adding architecturally appropriate cornices, doors, windows, decorative detail, porches, and siding

    • Adding or replacing architecturally appropriate design elements or lighting, especially where period-appropriate materials are used




The proposed project  must be located within the Downtown Trenton Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) area.


Questions or comments?


Please email:

Chris Shimchick

Coordinator, Downtown Trenton NPP

Senior Project Manager, Isles

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