Retail Investment Fund (RIF)

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The Retail Investment Fund (RIF) is limited to funding retail development projects, located in neighborhood business districts. These businesses cannot be home-based.
The size of a RIF grant is determined by the size of the project, private investment, and job creation. In most areas there is a $5,000 per FTE job grant limit. Projects in Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) are eligible for up to $6,000 per FTE grant.

The RIF program is a reimbursement program. The grantee will be reimbursed for eligible pre-approved grant related expenses. Grant funds cannot be disbursed until all conditions of the grant contract have been fulfilled, including job creation.

Guidelines and application
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RIF program guidelines

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RIF application

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