by Jordan Green

Grants and loans available to W-S businesses for property upgrades

Neighborhood associations, community development corporations, merchants associations and businesses are invited to submit proposals to the city of Winston-Salem development office for the opportunity to receive matching assistance grants of up to $40,000 to make improvements to their facades and grounds. As much as 50 percent of assistance may be provided as a low-interest loan with the additional amount structured as a forgivable loan through the city’s Revitalizing Urban Commercial Areas, according to a city press release. Those interested in applying should visit and search for “RUCA” or call 336.727.8000.