Sign Grant Program

STATEMENT

The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (LHEDC) has established and funded the Matching Sign Grant Program for the City of Liberty Hill Highway 29 corridor.  The program provides matching grant funds to existing businesses and non-residential properties within the City Limits of Liberty Hill.

OVERVIEW

This program is designed to encourage physical improvements and commercial revitalization along our corridors while encouraging commitment to improve the overall aesthetics of Liberty Hill.  Generally, it encompasses street facing signage of income-producing non-residential businesses along Highway 29 (LHHS to Ronald Reagan), 1869 (29 to 183), 183 from (1869 South to Mourning Dove); other properties will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  *The area designated in the downtown façade grant program is not eligible for this program.

Grant funds are limited to a maximum of 50% or up to $5,000 of the project cost.  Eligible projects include new street facing sign installations, abandoned sign removal and illegal sign removal.

The LHEDC Matching Sign Grant Program is set up as a single payment reimbursement to property owners per building / business and in some situations tenants.

Grant funds will only be approved for new signs which are in alignment with the City’s UDC (6.12.01-6.12.07).  Any abandoned or illegal signs located on the property must be removed to be eligible for grant funds.

Matching grant funds are available on a first come, first serve basis until total funds for the cycle are depleted.  The annual funding cycle begins October 1st of each year and ends September 30th of the following year in alignment with the EDC’s fiscal year.

No grant will be awarded for work that has already been started, completed or for work covered by insurance.  Application must be reviewed and approved before eligible work may begin.

If awarded a sign grant, any deviation from the approved grant project may result in total or partial withdrawal of the grant funds.

A LHEDC Sign Grant sign must be displayed in the recipient’s storefront window for a minimum of three (3) months to publicly recognize the grant program.

QUESTIONS

Matching Sign Grant Application questions:  Call LHEDC at 512-778-5449 x113

Building or sign permit questions:  Call Planning Department at 512-778-5449 x105

For more information please visit the guidelines and application.