The Wheat Ridge Business District (WRBD) was formed in a joint partnership between local business owners and the City of Wheat Ridge to help revitalize 38th Avenue – the City’s traditional “Main Street.” The effort has been expanded to serve businesses throughout the City of Wheat Ridge.
The Wheat Ridge Business District administers several grant programs for Wheat Ridge businesses. The grant programs are matching grants up to specified limits. This means for every $1 spent by the business, the WRBD will match $1 up to the specified limits.
- Revitalization Incentive Program (RIP) provides assistance for facade (including architectural design fees) and sign improvements.
- Accessibility Grant Program offers assistance for accessibility issues such as handicap bathrooms and ramps.
- Commercial Exterior Paint Program is for businesses painting the exterior of their business.
- Commercial Landscape Grant is a one-time grant for landscape improvements.
All grant applications are due by 4pm the last Thursday of the month for consideration at the Board of Directors meeting on the first Thursday of the month.
Businesses participating in any of the grant programs must be members of the Wheat Ridge Business Association. Visit their website to sign up or complete the application and submit with your grant application.