City of Gillette Landscape Incentive Grant Program
- The City will match up to 50% of the total cost of a commercial landscape project with the maximum grant amount being $5,000.
- Funds are paid out on prorated basis. 50% of the grant amount will be paid upon completion of the project. After one year, an additional 25% will be paid and after two years the final 25% will be paid.
- The Parks & Beautification Board will select which projects to award grants to. Priority will be given to locations with high traffic & visibility.
- Projects with a total cost of less than $2,000 are not eligible.
- Applicants must submit their plans to City staff to ensure they meet zoning ordinances and landscape standards.
- The property owner will be responsible for maintenance of the landscape area.
- Funds are for new projects or rehabilitation projects.
- The grant is non-transferable. Should the property be sold, the remaining payments will not be paid out.
- Any property owner of an existing commercial, industrial, or multi-family residence within the City limits of Gillette may apply for a Landscape Incentive Grant.
- Tenants of eligible properties may apply, but must attach written permission of the property owner with a statement acknowledging that the property owner is ultimately responsible for maintenance of the landscaped area.
- The application form, with plans or sketches, must be submitted to the Parks Superintendent or the Administrative Assistant at City West.
- The Parks & Beautification Board will review the application to determine approval or denial of the grant.
- If the grant is awarded, an Agreement will be prepared and executed prior to the start of the project.
- Upon completion of the project, invoices and other proof of payment documentation will be submitted to the Parks Superintendent for approval.
- Staff will inspect the project and upon acceptance, the first payment will be issued.
- After one year, City staff will re-inspect the project. Landscaping must be properly maintained and plant material must be healthy. The Parks Superintendent will then issue the second payment of 25%.
- After two years, City staff will conduct a final inspection. If all is acceptable, the final payment will be issued.