Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) Grant Program

Purpose & Applications

The Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) Grant provides technical and financial assistance to commercial property owners or business tenants through a 50% matching grant of up to $20,000. There are two BIG Grant programs, each with its own funding source and purpose. Please select one of the buttons below to learn more about the Façade Improvement BIG Grant or the Public Health BIG Grant. 

Façade Improvement BIG Grant for exterior projectsPublic Health BIG Grant for Covid-19 Mitigation


Additional Information

For more information, please read the BIG Grant Guidelines packet and email or call the Economic & Business Development Manager at 512-393-8059 or klee@sanmarcostx.gov for the application form.

Please note, if you are planning on doing construction in a Historic District, by City code, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission prior to exterior alterations (including signs) in the designated Historic Districts. View more information on the Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF).