The Small Business Capital Investment Grant Program is for capital improvements; therefore, cosmetic improvements do not qualify. Examples (not inclusive) of cosmetic improvements include:
- Installation or replacement of finishes
- Most items not requiring a building permit.
Otherwise, non-qualifying items may be considered at the discretion of the Village if undertaken as part of a larger, qualifying project.
Any project expense already funded or incentivized with other public sources - federal, state, county or municipality - will not qualify for funds from the Small Business Capital Investment Grant Program.
Improvements not specifically listed as eligible or ineligible are subject to review and approval by the Village of Gurnee. Grants may be awarded in part if not all expenses are eligible.
All projects approved for the Transformational Grant are ineligible to reapply for any other grant funds provided by the Village of Gurnee.