The purpose of the DRAGON program is to provide assistance to businesses through grants that will support improvements that result in stability or growth for existing businesses, help with the launch of new businesses downtown, or help combat blight in the downtown business district. The City recognizes the value of the businesses located in Halstead and the impact they have on the community. Grants under the DRAGON program will be provided to those projects that have the greatest value and preference will be given to currently operating or start-up businesses as well as projects that show personal financial investment from the applicant. Vacant and/or non-use downtown buildings are eligible for the program.
The link below has the details of the DRAGON program along with the application.