Business Retention Grant Program
In the interest of encouraging businesses to locate, expand
and grow in Zion,
the city is offering limited grant assistance
for exterior building improvements.
The objective of
this partnership is to provide safe, clean, inviting shopping,
dining, service and employment opportunities for our community.
applications must be delivered to the Office of Economic Development
at Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL.
All Applicants must meet and agree to the following conditions
Applicant MUST be an established business
within the Zion city limits with legitimate tax and
licensing records available for review, if requested.
Business must NOT be located in an
existing TIF District. To
confirm TIF boundaries, please contact our office at
Business MUST have proper zoning for all its operations
and be in substantial compliance with city codes and ordinances
before any funds can be disbursed.
NO home-based or Internet companies are eligible for
Applicants who received any city funding during the last
five years are NOT eligible for this offering.
Applicant accepts that this is a reimbursement
program only. All receipts, waivers and inspections
must be completed and submitted for repayment within
six months of the project being approved by the City
Applicant understands that the Business
Retention Grant provides for 50%
of the total approved
project costs or up to $10,000, whichever is less.
Grant funds CANNOT be used to pay for
lender application fees or interest charges.
All work MUST be approved by the city and completed by
registered, licensed contractors, unless Building, Engineering
or Fire codes allow otherwise.
Applicant represents that the information contained in
the application and attached data is a true and factual
representation of their business and project.
Any failure by the applicant to meet these conditions
will forfeit any and all claim to any reimbursement unless
otherwise provided by City Council action.
that the City of Zion has no obligation to provide
any grants or direct financial assistance to businesses;
however, it is the city’s desire to encourage
and support businesses that provide a strong tax and
employment base, thereby contributing to the overall
of our community.
To Apply, Download an Application
Business Grant Application (PDF FORMAT)
Business Grant Application (MS WORD - .doc)