The Business Storefront Improvement Grant intends to help business owners in Portage la Prairie improve the face of their businesses by providing funds for exterior building upgrades. In addition to improving the appearance of an individual building, these upgrades are expected to contribute to overall business enhancement. The Business Storefront Improvement Grant is a matching grant offered by the City of Portage la Prairie that will provide up to 50% of the project cost, with a maximum municipal contribution of $3,000 per project, from a total fund of $15,000.

Applicants must be a small business, non-profit community organization, or cooperative located in a public place within the “main street” area (on Saskatchewan Avenue and 2 blocks North and South of Saskatchewan Avenue, or on Provincial Hwy 240 within City limits)

Follow the link to download the 2024 Business Storefront Improvement Grant notice, eligibility criteria and application form.

  • The deadline for application submission is Monday, April 15, 2024, at 4:00 pm.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • Projects must be completed by December 6, 2024.
  • Before & after photos are required

Completed applications can be submitted to:

Portage & District Chamber of Commerce

City of Portage la Prairie
97 Saskatchewan Ave E
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8