The City of Hobart’s Redevelopment Commission provides matching grants of up to $50,000 for commercial buildings being renovated in the downtown lakefront district. The buildings must be within the boundaries of the Lake George Commercial Historic District. Before grant approval, the work must be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission to ensure that the adopted design guidelines are met. Only exterior work visible from the public sidewalk or from the walkway along Lakefront Park is grant eligible. Routine maintenance work is not grant eligible. Applicants may also seek a matching grant of up to $1,000 for new building signage as well as a separate grant up to $1,000 for a new building awning. Contact the Redevelopment Commission Project Manager at (219) 942-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Assistance in meeting the design guidelines can be obtained from Indiana Landmarks.