Buffalo Main Street Grant (BMSI)

Main Street Grant Information

The BMSI Grant has been extended, please return applications by Friday, January 28, 2022 by 11:59PM (electronic submission) or by mail (postmark must be January 28, 2021) to: Allentown Association Inc, 61 College Street Buffalo NY 14201 MAILED COPIES MUST INCLUDE A DIGITAL VERSION ON FLASH DRIVE. Via email, send to bmsi@allentown.org the APPLICATION MUST BE SENT IN PDF FORMATTED FILE(S). Please label subject line with property address.

The Allentown Association has been awarded a NY State grant for building renovations from the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) program, funded through the Buffalo Billion’s Better Buffalo Fund.

All property owners within the defined target area may apply for a portion of grant funds to complete building renovation projects. The target area is Allen Street from Main to Wadsworth and Elmwood Avenue from North to Virginia Streets. (See map below.)

Property owners may apply for up to $50,000 in BMSI grant funds, per building, not to exceed 75% of the total renovation project cost. Building renovation funds may be used to renovate facades, storefronts and commercial interiors, with an additional $25,000 per residential unit up to a per building maximum of $150,000, not to exceed 75% of the total project cost.

A public meeting was held September 29, 2021 to outline details of the grant for property owners. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, a link to the PowerPoint presentation that was reviewed at the meeting may be downloaded from the link below.

Grant applications are available for owners who wish to apply for funding. Grant applications can be downloaded from this page.

GRANT APPLICATION

September 29 PowerPoint Presentation

Click Here to Download the Grant Application

GRANT RESOURCES

NY Main Street Program Guide

BMSI Bidding Requirements for Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

BMSI Environmental Requirements

2020 Definition of Affordable Residential Units

BMSI Property Maintenance Declaration Form

Contractor Information

Contractor List (applicant may choose unlisted contractors of their choice)

Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprises registered by Empire State Development Corp. and New York State

Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprises in Erie County

Contractors Licensed by the City of Buffalo

BMSI Target Area Map – Allen St. and Elmwood Ave.