Signage Grant Program

Guidelines

  • The Signage Grant Program is a 50% matching grant up to $1,000 for new, qualifying signage for businesses within the expanded Historic District.
  • Any reimbursement (up to 50% with a maximum reimbursement of $1,000), will be completed at project completion based on invoices. 
  • Reimbursement is 50% if contractors are from Cheyenne County and materials purchased are from Cheyenne County businesses. If an out of county business supplying materials or work is a Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce member it also qualifies at the 50% rate. All non-qualifying contractors and purchased materials can be reimbursed at a 35% rate.
  • Applications may be downloaded (PDF) or picked up from the Economic Development Office (1115 13th Avenue). The proposed project will then be reviewed by the Sidney Historic Preservation Board. If the board feels it meets the requirements of the program and the Design Guidelines, the funding request will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

Application and Process

  • An application (PDF) for a Certificate of Approval and grant funding can be accessed online or a hard copy of the application can be picked up at either the Economic Development Office or the Building Inspector's Office at City Hall.
  • Historic Preservation Board meets quarterly as needed at noon at City Hall.  Meetings are open to the public.  Applications are due one week prior to the Historic Preservation Board meeting.
  • Design Guidelines (PDF) are available at the Economic Development Office or from the City Building Inspector at City Hall.