Beautification Program

ATTENTION:  We are not accepting applications at this time. 
Due to the overwhelming success of this Pilot Beautification Program, we anticipate seeking additional funding next year to be available in Summer 2015.  If you are still interested at that time, please contact us after June 1, 2015. 

Thank you for your interest! 


To encourage visual improvements that serve as a catalyst for further investment in the general area.  It is anticipated that physical improvements will include but not necessarily be limited to upgrades to signs, facades, surface parking lots, planters, and landscaping. 

Eligibility and Guidelines
    Open to all businesses in Framingham, but targeted to properties located on visible or high-traffic areas such as Routes 135, 30, 9, Concord and Waverly Streets.
    Applicant must either own their property or have a letter of authorization for beautification from the property owner.
    Property must not have any outstanding obligations (i.e. no back taxes owed, town liens, etc.)
    The project must have all required Town approvals and permits.  There is no permit required for basic landscape improvements however, please consult the Building Department (508.532-5500) if there are any structures or signage being modified.
    This is a reimbursement grant - payable when the work is completed.
    -Owner selects vendor
    -Owner must receive a minimum of three bids.
    -Reimbursement up to 50% of the total project cost.
    -Maximum of $3,500.
    -Grant is payable when project is completed and all relevant receipts submitted and approved by the Town.
    -Receipts must be itemized and C&ED staff will inspect and certify project completion.

    Contact the Division of Community & Economic Development for more information.
    Town of Framingham
    Community and Economic Development
    (508) 532-5455

    W-9 Form