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Grants

Boynton Beach is a Great Place for Business

Downtown Boynton Beach is quickly becoming one of Palm Beach County’s most popular waterfront destinations.  As the demand grows for the “Boynton Lifestyle”, the Boynton Beach CRA has developed several grant programs that provide opportunities for new businesses to relocate or existing businesses to upgrade in the Boynton Beach CRA district.

View a map of the Boynton Beach CRA district here.

Development Opportunities:

  • Favorable Land Use and Zoning Codes
  • Quick Site Plan Approvals
  • Quick Building Permit Approvals
  • Beneficial Land Prices Relative to Location
  • Housing and mixed-use developments process

Boynton Beach CRA Economic Development Programs

Commercial Construction Permit Grant Program

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Culinary To Go / Culinary Solutions, before and after

This program encourages the substantial renovation of an existing commercial property or new construction of a commercial project within the CRA district.  

Grant funding for projects valued between $1 and $249,999 will be reimbursed 2.3% of the
project's construction value

Grant funding for projects valued between $250,000 and $4,000,000 will be reimbursed 3.3%
of the project's construction value not to exceed $66,000

Download Commercial Construction Project Incentive Grant

Commercial Interior Build-Out Grant Program

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Jamerican Cuisine, before and after

This program is designed to help encourage the establishment of new and the expansion of existing businesses within the Boynton Beach CRA district by assisting with the costs associated with the interior build-out of a commercial project. 

The Commercial Interior Build-Out Assistance Program offers financial assistance in the form of a reimbursable, matching (50%) grant to the landlord or business owner for eligible expenses associated with the construction or renovation of the interior of a commercial space.  Items eligible for funding under the program are:

  • Interior walls
  • Interior plumbing
  • Interior electrical system including lighting
  • HVAC system
  • Flooring
  • Hood & fire suppression systems

Interior Build-Out Grant

Maximum Grant -Tier One- $45,000 Tier Two- $25,000 (see grant application for description of Tier's)

Tier One Businesses are eligible for the maximum amount of grant funding which is $45,000. Only full service restaurants with a minimum total seating capacity of 50 seats are eligible. The restaurant operating hours include but are not limited to serving lunch and dinner.  Proof of seating capacity shall be confirmed by copy of the City of Boynton Beach Local Business Tax Receipt.

Tier Two Businesses are eligible for a maximum amount of $25,000.

Tier Two Businesses must be one of the following types of businesses:

  • Restaurants with total seating capacity under 50
  • Gourmet Food Market
  • Bakery
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Clothing Boutique - clothing, shoes & accessories
  • Home Décor/Design - home furnishings, art galleries, kitchen wares
  • Specialty Businesses - stationery, gifts, sporting goods
  • Medical Offices
  • Law Offices
  • Real Estate Offices
  • Insurance Offices
  • Accounting Offices
  • Marketing Office
  • Fitness centers under 4,500 sq ft (no more than 2 approvals per fiscal year)
  • Florist (no more than 2 approvals per fiscal year)

Applicant Must Match 50% of CRA Funding

Download Commercial Interior Build-Out Grant

Commercial Rent Reimbursement Grant Program

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The Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery

The Commercial Rent Reimbursement Program is designed to help facilitate the establishment of new businesses and aid in the expansion of existing businesses within the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (the “CRA”) district.  The program is designed to provide financial assistance to new and existing businesses in the form of rent reimbursement intended to help businesses during the critical first year of operation in order to effectively promote new businesses within the CRA thereby remedying and preventing conditions which lead to slum and blight.

Rent Reimbursement Grant

Tier One Business (Full Service Restaurants Only)
Tier One Businesses are eligible for up to half of the business's monthly rent or $1,250 per
month, whichever is less. (Maximum amount of the grant is $15,000.)
Only full service restaurants with a minimum total seating capacity of 50 seats are eligible.
The restaurant operating hours include but are not limited to serving lunch and dinner. 

Tier Two Businesses are eligible for up to half of the business's monthly rent or $900 per month, whichever is less. (Maximum amount of the grant is $10,800.) Tier Two Businesses must be one of the following types of businesses:

  • Restaurants with total seating capacity under 50
  • Gourmet Food Market
  • Bakery
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Clothing Boutique - clothing, shoes & accessories
  • Home Décor/Design - home furnishings, art galleries, kitchen wares 
  • Specialty Businesses - stationery, gifts, sporting goods
  • Medical Offices
  • Law Offices
  • Real Estate Offices
  • Insurance Offices
  • Accounting Offices
  • Marketing Office
  • Fitness centers under 4,500 sq ft (no more than 2 approvals per fiscal year)
  • Florist (no more than 2 approvals per fiscal year)

Applicants  must enter into a multi-year lease

Download Commercial Rent Reimbursement Grant

Commercial Facade Improvement Grant Program

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Healing Heart, before and after

The Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to provide a financial incentive to help facilitate the exterior improvement of existing commercial properties within the CRA District. Commercial property within the CRA District may qualify for up to $25,000 of CRA funding for approved exterior improvement projects. The grant is a matching, reimbursable grant providing commercial property owners/tenants with a more visually appealing property. Eligible improvements include:

  • Painting
  • Shutters
  • Awnings/ canopies
  • Decorative exterior façade improvements
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Landscaping around building
  • Irrigation
  • Parking lot repaving, resealing, restriping
  • Exterior lighting
  • Patio deck connecting to the building
  • Exterior wall repairs stucco, brick or wood repairs and replacement
  • ADA improvements
  • Signage
  • Fencing excluding chain link, barbed wire and wood panels
  • Demolition of structure and sodding of vacant property
  • Electric vehile chargingg station
  • Solar electricity and water heating

Commercial Facade Grant

Maximum Grant amounts: The CRA will provide, on a reimbursement basis, a 50% matching grant for eligible façade improvements up to a total of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) of CRA funds.

  • Applicant Must Match CRA Funding

Download Commercial Facade Grant

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