Community Improvement Plan & Incentive Programs

The Municipality approved a Downtown Community Improvement Plan for the former Town of Meaford's downtown core in 2008. This Plan was updated in 2015 to expand both the Project Area and incentive programs offered. Up to date information, as well as a consolidated copy of the Downtown Community Improvement Plan , can be found HERE.  

In 2017, Council approved a NEW Economic Community Improvement Plan applying to commercial, industrial, agricultural/value-added and non-residential heritage lands and buildings outside of the Downtown CIP Area. This plan also includes a new Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Grant for which Downtown (non-residential) landowners are also eligible. Click on the following link for a copy of the pdf Economic CIP Background Study (938 KB) and pdf approved Plan (756 KB) .


2018 Grant & Loan Programs

The Municipality of Meaford will be accepting applications for the Community Improvement Grant & Loan Incentive Programs starting March 30th, 2018.

The Deadline to apply for 2018 is May 18th. 

Potential applicants within the Downtown Community Improvement Area are encouraged to review the details, terms and conditions found below for each program.  Pre-submission consultation with staff is suggested.


Downtown CIP Incentive Programs:

The Municipality of Meaford’s Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to create a mechanism to promote investment in a very important historical and commercial area of the Municipality of Meaford, thereby generating economic development and increased assessment.

pdf Downtown CIP Program Guide 2018 (1.16 MB)

pdf Downtown CIP Program Application 2018 (1.44 MB)

Incentive Program Details & Eligibility


Economic CIP Incentive Programs:

The Municipality of Meaford’s Economic Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to promote long-term economic sustainability by establishing a collection of financial incentive programs that encourage and support private development or redevelopment, rehabilitation, and revitalization. It is a framework that guides community improvement throughout the entire Municipality, focusing on economic development and diversification in areas located outside of the historic Downtown Core.

pdf Economic CIP Program Guide 2018 (1.22 MB)

pdf Economic CIP Program Application 2018 (1.27 MB)

For Program Details & Eligibility please see the Plan - available pdf HERE. (756 KB)


The Facade Grant program  (of the Downtown CIP) has been available since 2013.

Some examples of approved projects include:

Painting of the Bluewater Building

Facade Restoration

Window and Door Replacement

Upper Level Window Replacement

Window Replacement and New Doors


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