Amarillo is launching a grant program for business property improvements in four Amarillo neighborhoods.

Commercial property and business owners with exterior improvement projects in the Barrio, Eastridge, North Heights, and San Jacinto neighborhoods are being targeted and can apply for the  Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program.

The grant will match up to 50% of total project costs., and the maximum match is $20,000 for projects costing more than $40,000 or more, and projects must be on the exterior of the property or business.

 The grant includes everything from new paint and doors to historical preservation.

For more information on the application process, go online to