Businesses along the Northeast Corridor can apply for improvement grants.
City Councilman Mike Gallagher says the grants can be used for landscaping or facade improvements.
He says businesses can be awarded up to $27,000.
Nine businesses won grants last year and have made some great looking improvements according to Gallagher.
The NEC Steering Committee evaluates the applications based on quality, potential for visual impact and consistency with the NEC Revitalization Plan.