City of San Antonio's Operation Facelift

Reversing the deterioration of commercial structures while creating aesthetically pleasing environments

2013 - 2014 Target Areas

The Operation Facelift Program is a HUD funded initiative that promotes the revitalization of central-city neighborhood commercial districts. Over the past several months the City has been developing updated, more effective target areas that will increase opportunities for participation, shift funding to streetscape enhancement projects, and streamline service delivery for the façade improvement and business assistance components of the program.

Matching amounts vary based on target area and funding availability.

Fiscal Year 2013

Cincinnati Avenue
Map of Cincinnati Avenue

S Flores Street
Map of S. Flores Street

Iowa Street
Map of Iowa Street

Applications must be approved prior to September 30, 2013. Any applications submitted after deadline will not be considered.

Pilot Program: Sign Reimbursement Program

The City of San Antonio's Operation Facelift Program provides matching grants to eligible property and/or business owners for the purpose of improving the quality and design of signage on commercial storefronts within the designated program area. The Program is set up as a matching grant up to $2,000, reimbursed upon completion of project. This means for every dollar the applicant provides for the sign, the City will match that dollar. Thus, if a sign costs $4,000, the applicant will pay the $4,000 to the Sign contractor and the City will reimburse the applicant $2,000.

Eligible areas for the Pilot Program are District One, with the requirement they fall in a CDBG eliglbe area (highlighted).

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2014.

CDBGs in Council District 1

Contact Us!

PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
1 (210) 207-4686
Monday - Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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Undergoing a Facelift!

Cool Scoops
Our first selected project of 2014: Conceptual design created by consultants based on property/business needs

Deco Pizzeria
The restaurant on 1815 Fredericksburg will be expanding their service area with a new weather control pergola


  • June 6: Deadline to submit application for final round of selected projects.
  • June 7: Operation Facelift open to CDBG eligible areas. Send inquiry.