09/04/2019- Property owners in and around Marinette’s downtown district still have time to apply for some funding assistance for exterior upgrades. An extension has been granted for the Façade Improvement Program application process and the deadline has now been moved to September 16th. Business owners in the downtown or Menekaunee area are eligible for the up-to $10,000 match grant through the City of Marinette. The goal of the FIP is to encourage improvements that stress the historic significance and uniqueness of downtown structures through building restoration. Applications are available through the Marinette website and paper applications and brochures may also be obtained at the City’s Community Development Office at City Hall. Eligible projects must have a completion date no later than December 31st of 2020.