Silverthorne accepting applications for business improvement grants |

Silverthorne accepting applications for business improvement grants

Summit Daily staff report

The Silverthorne Town Council and the Silverthorne Economic Development Advisory Committee announced last week the allocation of $40,000 for the 2014 Silverthorne Business Grant Program.

Introduced in 2012, this two-track program provides grants to local businesses through a competitive application review process. The town is accepting applications from businesses that wish to make traditional site improvements, such as facade and other architectural upgrades.

The town is also accepting applications from businesses interested in undertaking capital investments to bring new jobs or other economic development benefits to the community.

“The town council and the Economic Development Advisory Committee are committed to supporting Silverthorne businesses in order to create a strong local economy,” said Silverthorne Mayor Pro-Tem Ann-Marie Sandquist in a news release. “The business grant program is going into its third year and we are pleased with its continued success.”

In 2013, the town funded seven projects out of 11 applications it received, Sandquist said in the release. The Economic Development Advisory Committee assisted in identifying those seven projects and again will assist the town council with the 2014 application review process.

“We have been delighted to see the large number of applications come into the grant program the last two years,” said Eddie O’Brien, chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, in the release. “This really demonstrates the commitment and desire that many Silverthorne businesses have in growing and improving their business.

“I’m hoping we see a strong number of applications again this year.”

The 2014 Silverthorne Business Grant Program application deadline is noon Friday, May 16. Complete program details and applications are available online at and at Silverthorne Town Hall, 601 Center Circle.

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