With a deadline on March 1, the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation invites organizations to apply for its ‘Capital Project Grant 2019 Cycle’ through its website. The grant cycle for capital projects allow the BCIC to partner with organizations that have developed capital projects that will create economic development opportunities within Brownsville city limits.
Previous projects that have created economic development opportunities in the past have included the Market Square Restoration Project. The project allows several organizations to host events in the heart of downtown intended to promote tourism and local spending.
“The BCIC has been in influential organization on several capital projects that have been executed in Brownsville, many of which have provided residents and tourists with amenities not found anywhere else in the region,” said Rebeca Castillo, executive director for the BCIC. “The BCIC looks forward to the proposed projects we will receive in the upcoming months and we hope to deliver in selecting projects that will not only create tourism opportunities, but increase local spending at our local businesses.”
The cycle is open for city departments and private organizations who have developed projects that align with BCIC’s three-year strategic plan. Some examples of projects that align with that plan include:
- Downtown revitalization projects necessary to increase sales tax revenue and foster investor opportunities
- Projects to increase recreational tourism and spur small business development and/or support the Active Transportation Plan
- Projects that support cultural, sports, fitness, recreational, entertainment and community that will contribute to the sustainability and growth of Brownsville’s sales tax revenue.