Paint & Signage

A matching grant for exterior painting and improvements for residential & commercial buildings. Work follows corridor design guidelines.

The Paint & Improvement Matching Grant Program was introduced in the Cleveland & MLK redevelopment area

Residential Paint and Home Improvement Program

The Fort Myers CRA Home Improvement Matching Grant program is available to homeowners located in the Franklin/Carver area of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Boulevard (MLK) redevelopment area. This program is designed to help homeowners improve their property's appearance. In July 2019 in the Franklin Park area, 82 notifications via post cards and flyers were sent out to the residents about the program and we are currently we are responding to the residents inquiries.

Details about what improvements are qualified for the Residential Paint and Home Improvement program, as well as the step-by-step process on how to apply, are available on this flyer: 

To apply for the Residential Paint and Home Improvement grant, please call Frank Amati at the Fort Myers CRA office at 239-321-7100.

Commercial Property Matching Grant Program

The goal is to expand the program in other redevelopment areas as well.

  • Matching grant for commercial properties in Cleveland Avenue redevelopment areas
  • Maximum potential grant available for a project is 50% of the total project cost, with a maximum award of $25,000
  • Retail, commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, and medical office properties are preferred
  • Funds can be used for:
    • Painting building exterior
    • Exterior signs: either one freestanding ground sign OR one pole sign
  1. Community Redevelopment Agency

    Physical Address
    1400 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Michele Hylton-Terry, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Rectangular Image
    Michele Hylton-Terry
    Executive Director
    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Antoine Williams Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Assistant Director Rectangular Image
    Antoine Williams
    Assistant Director
    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Cheryl V. Thornton
    Fiscal Manager
    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Natalie S. Dunham
    Advertising & Promotions Manager
    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Sheryl Rea
    Sr. Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 239-321-7100