Bradford-Wyoming Facade Announcement

Bradford-Wyoming Facade Announcement

The PA Route 6 Alliance and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) are excited to announce a regional Façade grant program for communities along Route 6 in Bradford and Wyoming counties. Commercial property owners interested in the program are invited to attend one of the public meetings being held throughout the two-county area.

The PA Route 6 Façade Program in the Endless Mountains is intended to enhance the attractiveness of the small towns within the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor by helping commercial property owners and business owners in Bradford and Wyoming counties improve the look of their buildings.

The PA Route 6 Façade Program in the Endless Mountains will provide funding to commercial building owners and business owners (with property owner approval) as well as non-profits, with the restoration of building facades within the targeted area. Eligible types of restoration activities include (but not limited to) design assistance, a fresh coat of paint, new signage, or repairing or replacing an awning. Improvements do not need to be costly and will greatly improve the Façade of the building, making a lasting effect on the community.

“Given its success in the PA Wilds Region, we are thrilled to bring the Route 6 Façade Program to the Endless Mountains, said EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin. “This program will not only help improve the aesthetics of our downtowns and businesses, but also enhance civic pride in those communities. I’m incredibly happy to see that EMHR’s very own administrative assistant, Vanessa Billings-Seiler, will be the program coordinator for the Route 6 Façade Program in the Endless Mountains while it’s here in Bradford and Wyoming counties. She’ll do a fantastic job.”

According to Candace Sturdevant of the PA Route 6 Alliance, the program will fund about 20 Façade projects at a maximum of $5000 each with a required 1:1 match.

Public meetings to explain the guidelines and grant procedures will be held at the following locations:

  • Monday, February 3 rd at 6 p.m., Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St, Tunkhannock
  • Tuesday, February 4th at 10 a.m., Keystone Theatre, 601 Main St, Towanda

The program is made possible thanks to an $103,000 Keystone Communities grant from the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and project support funding from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).

For more information about the program or to register for a public meeting, contact the PA Route
6 Alliance at 814-435-7706, or email