The Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program is a matching, reimbursement-based grant program that reimburses commercial property owners or business operators for Eligible Improvements made to their Property. Grants available under this program are reimbursable for an amount up to 50 percent of the total expenses for Eligible Improvements, with a maximum reimbursement not to exceed the participation limitations set forth in the program policy and guidelines.
- The Business Improvement Grant is applicable to commercial properties/businesses within the BIG Program Area.
Program Policy & Guidelines
Updated - April 2023
At the April 6, 2023 Regular Meeting, the Baytown Municipal Development District (MDD) Board of Directors adopted revisions to the Business Improvement Grant program policy and guidelines - the revised program policy and guidelines are available below:
BIG Program Guide
Applications must be submitted online, through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) Online Portal. Applications are due a month prior to the desired MDD Regular Meeting date. The MDD Board meets on the first Thursday of the month.
You may contact Emilio Levario, Senior Economic Development Analyst, to schedule a Pre-Application Conference to review the program and application requirements prior to submitting an application in the CSS portal. Appointments will be available beginning May 1, 2023.