WOODBURY — Woodbury storefront business owners can now apply to receive up to $2,500 to make beautification improvements to the fronts of their stores through the newly created Curb Appeal program.

In a partnership between the city of Woodbury and Woodbury’s Olde City Restoration Committee, the no-interest loans are being financed through the Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation (CBAC). The city and WORC invested a total of $5,000 to the program to make the interest free loans available.
Some eligible improvements include: new signage, windows, doors; painting the front of the building; purchasing flowers and urns; and purchasing or upgrading awnings. The Curb Appeal brochure and application are available on the City’s website at www.woodbury.nj.us.
Applications are also available at Woodbury’s Economic Development office in City Hall at 33 Delaware St. The application must include the following documentation: two years of federal personal tax returns, two years of federal business tax returns, personal financial statements, a detailed outline of the project proposed with an itemized cost estimate and a signed agreement that the business owner will make an initial investment of $1,000 toward the proposed project.
Rowan students will be walking around the town between now and the end of the year and during the first quarter of 2015 distributing the Curb Appeal brochure and application to all Woodbury storefront businesses.

For more information call the Woodbury Economic Development office at 856-845-1300 x143.