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Retail Development Infrastructure Grants (RDIG)

Grants to Texas Businesses in Eligible Areas to Improve
Exterior Infrastructure of Landmark Retail Locations

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McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC)

Deadline Date:

07/30/21 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Texas businesses in eligible locations to improve the exterior infrastructure of landmark retail locations. Applicants should contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for improvements necessary to develop or promote new or expanded business enterprises. Funding may be used for construction, contractor fees, and materials. Eligible properties must be located within the City of McKinney.

The Retail Development Infrastructure Grant Program (RDIG) was created as a pilot program to provide funding support for infrastructure improvements for landmark retail properties within the City of McKinney. For the purpose of this program, “landmark retail” is defined as buildings within the historic downtown area with boundaries that coincide with the “Cultural District” designation; retail redevelopment opportunities at locations that are viewed as gateways into the city (e.g. Highway 5 and Spur 399 – and other locations along Highway 5; Virginia Parkway and 75).

Retail Development Infrastructure grants must be well-planned with stated goals, objectives, and evaluation measures that demonstrate a positive impact on the community.

Grants will fund infrastructure improvements that include:

  • Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric Utilities
  • Gas Utilities
  • Drainage

Property owners will be responsible for maintaining any infrastructure improvements made with RDIG funding for ten (10) years.

Preference may be given to applicants who have not received funding from MCDC within the previous 12-month period and to those who develop and demonstrate multiple revenue streams to financially support Retail Development Infrastructure requests - and are not applying to other City of McKinney entities (e.g. Arts Commission, City of McKinney Community Support Grants, McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184794

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for any single grant will be 50% of total cost of the infrastructure improvements proposed, up to a maximum of $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must have been in business (preferably within the City of McKinney) for a minimum of two (2) years. Economic development projects may be excluded from this requirement.

The Applicant must own the land, building, or facility where the proposed project will be located. If the Applicant does not own the land, written acknowledgment/ approval from the property owner must be included with the application. The letter must document that the property owner is aware of the proposed use of the property or facility; and the property owner has reviewed the project plan and application, approves and supports the efforts of the Applicant.

Retail Development Infrastructure grants will not be awarded on a speculative basis. They will only be considered for a specifically disclosed retail business venture.

Pre-Application Information:

Retail Development Infrastructure Grant Schedule:

Cycle I:
- Application deadline: January 29, 2021
- Presentation to MCDC Board: February 25, 2021
- Board Vote and Award notification: March 25, 2021

Cycle II:
- Application deadline: July 30, 2021
- Presentation to MCDC Board: August 276, 2021
- Board Vote and Award notification: September 23, 2021

Applications must be completed in full and received by MCDC, via email or on a thumb drive, by 5:00 p.m. on the date indicated in schedule above.

Please contact MCDC staff to discuss your proposed Retail Development Infrastructure Grant application, secure additional information, and answer your questions - prior to submitting your grant application.

Funds awarded for approved applications are provided on a reimbursement basis.

A minimum of two bids to complete the work must be submitted with the application to demonstrate project costs.

The amount requested must be matched by the property owner or tenant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit application, including all supporting documentation, via email or on a thumb drive for consideration by the MCDC to:

McKinney Community Development Corporation
5900 S. Lake Forest Blvd., Suite 110
McKinney, TX 75070
Attn: Cindy Schneible (

Cindy Schneible, President
Phone: 214-547-7653

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