1. Swiss Bear, Inc. offers a Property Enhancement Grant to Greater Downtown commercial properties. There are three categories: façade (up to $2500); signage (up to $750); and landscaping (up to $500.) Businesses may apply for any and/or all of these categories.  The grant is a matching grant. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    DUE TO COVID-19 SWISS BEAR IS OFFERING THIS GRANT ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE LIMITED BASIS IN 2020.
  2. The City of New Bern has a façade grant program that is eligible to commercial properties in certain economic districts of the City.  For more information about the City of New Bern Facade Grant Program contact the City of New Bern Development Services office at ( 252) 639-7586.
  3. New Bern is part of the ElectriCities group. A benefit to being part of ElectriCities is that certain grant opportunities, including a facade grant, are available to Greater Downtown commercial properties.