RADFORD – The Radford Economic Development Authority recently awarded its latest round of Radford POP grants, a matching grant program designed to help business owners revitalize their storefronts.
Coconuts Bakery, Meg’s & Garrett’s and McCraw Real Estate are the recent recipients of the POP Grant Program.
“Thank you for investing in Radford with your store front improvements,” announced the EDA.
RADFORD – Organizers of a new public-private partnership are hoping to bring some POP to Radford businesses and beautify the city’s business districts.
Radford POP! was created by the Radford EDA in 2019 and supported by First NRV Federal Credit Union to encourage local business and commercial property owners to put money into new awnings, painting and other enhancements by offering to match the dollars spent.
“POP,” stands for Paint, Optimize, and Plant.
“Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint (Paint), maybe a new awning or sign (Optimize), some vibrant planters (Plant), or even that repair you’ve been meaning to get around to, Radford POP! wants to help our hard-working business owners complete the little touches that can add up to huge changes in Radford’s business districts,” according to the program’s description. “The program is rooted in the concept that small improvements can make a big difference. We’ll even try to match your project with volunteer networks to lend a hand and help those dollars stretch even further.”
Radford POP! matches the business’s investment dollar for dollar up to a maximum amount of $2,000.
Radford News Journal staff report
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