2018 Programs & Initiatives

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Clean & Safe Program

Providing the critical services needed to maintain a positive environment with efforts led by an operations team to deliver high levels of assistance. Consistent with the goal of enhancing quality of life elements for residents and visitors.

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Storefront Improvement Program


Targeted grant funding for business and property owners to make building improvements to exterior facades, awnings, signage and interior enhancements.


Apply for a Storefront Improvement Program grant

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DIY Downtown Creative Placemaking Program


Site-specific project support funding to engage the business community while engaging local residents to participate in civic placemaking in order to activate public/private spaces.


Apply for a DIY Downtown Creative Placemaking Program grant


Discover Downtown Events Series


Event support funding designed to drive traffic into businesses with special promotions while attracting residents and visitors to downtown.


Apply for a Discover Downtown Events grant

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SEED Rock Island


The tools to help start, develop and grow small business. Financial resources are made available to help take an idea to the next level and expand local entrepreneurship.


Find out more information about SEED Rock Island


Downtown Rock Island Magazine


Focused content that features the local art scene, entertainment, small business and the things important to downtown.


Request magazines at your business or store