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The purpose of this grant program is to help cities improve the quality of
their downtown commercial districts by assisting private property owners
in the rehabilitation of blighted buildings. It is hoped that a
strategic investment of grant funds in a key building would prevent the
spread of blighted conditions to other nearby structures. Also, it would
encourage other property owners to make improvements to their
buildings, thus starting to reverse the cycle of blight, deferred
maintenance and disinvestment. Cities may apply on behalf of private building owners when they believe they have an application that is ready for consideration by the Department of Commerce.