Exterior Improvement Program

Businesses...could your storefront, office, or commercial space use a spruce-up?

Introducing Eastham's NEW Exterior Improvement Program!

The Exterior Improvement Program (EIP) aims to address the need for capital investment and upgrades to commercial space in Eastham, while providing a needed boost to local businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers a combination of funding awards and a streamlined project review process, with an emphasis on projects that improve the visual appearance of business properties, provide clear community and/or economic benefits, and increase voluntary compliance with local and state regulations.

Program Goals include: 

  • Help Eastham businesses with pandemic recovery
  • Address deferred maintenance and capital investment needs in commercial spaces
  • Test options for streamlining the Town’s commercial regulatory process
  • Gain compliance with commercial zoning and regulatory requirements 
  • Activate underutilized exterior spaces 
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2022 Program Timeline

September 15
Application Opens
September 27
Applicant Info Session (Virtual Participation Only)
Presentation Slides (PDF)
September 29
Applicant Info Session @ Eastham Public Library
See above for Presentation Slides
October 6
Applicant Info Session @ Eastham Public Library 
See above for Presentation Slides
October 7
Applicant Info Session (Virtual Participation Only) 
See above for Presentation Slides
October 21
Application Period Closes
October 21-31
Preliminary Review for Application Eligibility/Completeness
Application Review & Recommendations
November 16
Recommendation of Awards Presented to the Planning Board
Announcement of Awards by Eastham Select Board
December 2023
Deadline to Complete all Project Work and Submit Final Report