Façade Improvement Program

The City of Hayward Façade Improvement Program is designed to support businesses to recover from COVID disruptions by driving customers back to the businesses.

Eligible improvements should visually improve storefronts and enhance prominent business locations with:

  • New building frontage design
  • New paint
  • Updated signage
  • Awnings
  • Outdoor dining patios
  • Lighting

How the Program Works:

Economic Development will meet with selected business and/or property owners to discuss the desired improvements. If needed, the City will provide a licensed architect for the project to create needed plans and assist through the construction process. Grant dollars will be provided on a reimbursement basis for work completed.

How to Qualify and Apply:

  1. Must have a valid City of Hayward business license and be in good standing with the City
  2. Property must be free of any active Code Enforcement or Building Code violations
  3. Contact Economic Development for an application form

Funding is limited. Preference given to those applicants providing matching funds to take the project to the next level.

For an application, contact: Economic Development EconDev@hayward-ca.gov | (510) 583-5545

Download the program flyer