GRANTS & LOANS
Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund
The purpose of the Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DDRLF) is to assist cities, counties, and development authorities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by providing below-market rate financing to fund capital projects in core historic downtown areas and adjacent historic neighborhoods where DDRLF will spur commercial redevelopment.
Georgia Cities Foundation
Georgia Cities Foundation: Assists cities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects through a revolving loan fund.
The Façade Grant Program is funded and administered by the Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge (DDA). Monies are available for exterior improvements only, and may be applied to a front, side or rear façade, provided the façade faces a public street or parking area. The program is designed to give property owners and business owner’s financial assistance for façade improvements.
The Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge will partner with the Georgia Office of Downtown Development and provide a façade rendering of a downtown building to prospective buyers and/or property owners. The rendering provides design assistance to potential developers and showcases the importance of rehabilitating our historic structures.
Utility & Permit Assistance
The City of Bainbridge is offering to new businesses the opportunity to waive gas and water deposit fees. In addition, the City of Bainbridge will waive permit fees on major rehabilitation projects that exceed $10,000 within the Central Business District.