Grant Information

The City of Ferndale has agreed to fund the Downtown Ferndale Business Revitalization Grant program through the Ferndale Downtown Association. This opportunity was made possible through federally distributed ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act). $400,000 will be available to grant for both existing and incoming businesses that were impacted or delayed by Covid-19. In addition, $50,000 is available for the Downtown Improvement Fund for physical and aesthetic improvements to the Downtown core.

To be eligible for this grant, your business must be within the defined area. The Downtown Ferndale Business District area is defined as addresses along Ferndale’s Main Street from the BN Railroad Bridge to the East up to the Public Library to the West and the two city blocks North and two city blocks South of Main Street along that same East/West stretch.

Revitalization Grant Zone

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Downtown Businesses

$200,000 is available for Existing Businesses to apply for. There are potentially two application rounds with the first round beginning June 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2022. All applications submitted within this time will be evaluated and decided on by the Downtown Revitalization Grant Committee during the month of July. Any remaining funds that may not have been distributed during the first round will carry over to a second round beginning on July 1, 2022 and ending on August 1, 2022 with the review during the month of August.


Downtown Businesses

$200,000 is available for Incoming Businesses to apply for. The application for this Grant is coming soon. There will not be an application timeline for these Grants. The committee will evaluate them as they are submitted.

The Prospective Business forms are different from the Existing Business Application forms.


How to apply for the grant program



Use the printable forms above, fill out and



Each business will be scored on how much impact the project will have on surrounding merchants, attracting visitors, and serving broad and diverse demographics.



You will be invited to present your proposal, answer questions, and possibly receive up to $50,000 in project funding.​

Downtown Ferndale Business Revitalization Grant Agreement 

Grant Schedule

There are two application periods for Existing Downtown Ferndale Business Grants:

The first application period is June 1st 2022 – June 30th 2022. Applicants who submit eligible applications during this time will be interviewed July 1st 2022 – July 31st

The second application period is July 1st 2022 – August 1st 2022. Applicants who submit eligible applications during this time will be interviewed August 1st 2022 – September 1st 2022.

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What if my project costs less than originally estimated?

Unused grant funds must be returned to the Ferndale Downtown Association at the conclusion of a project.

When and how will I receive my grant money?

Upon your acceptance of a grant award, unless otherwise stipulated, you will receive the total grant award amount by check or ETF within three (3) business days following our receipt of your written acceptance.

Can I apply for more than one grant if I have more than one project?

Yes, you may apply for multiple grants if you believe you have more than one project that qualifies.

What if I have questions about the application process or during the project?

All questions about the application process and during your project should be directed to the Ferndale Downtown Association’s Executive Director.

Who is on the Grants Committee?

There are six (6) members of the Grants Committee. They are a staff member from the City of Ferndale, a Ferndale City Councilperson, a citizen representative from the Ferndale Community, an officer from the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, a Board member & Executive Director from the Ferndale Downtown Association.