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Signs of Progress - DEDC issues grant funds for signage

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Signs of Progress - DEDC issues grant funds for signage

If you’ve driven down 7th Street lately you may have noticed the new bright purple and white animal print sign for The Doggie Road House pet grooming service and boutique at 621 Peters St. The sign not only catches attention, it garnered the business $704 in grant funds from the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation.

The grant is part of the DEDC’s ongoing efforts to support businesses in Dalhart by providing financial assistance for professional, high-quality signage.

The DEDC recognized that signage not only identifies a business’s location and services but also contributes to the overall image and ambiance of the city.

The sign grant is part of the agency’s suite of incentives aimed at improving the visual appeal and economic vitality of Dalhart.

“We are very grateful to the DEDC,” said Ana “Gabby” Valdez, owner of The Doggie Road House.

“We’re thankful for the support that they give small businesses, and we encourage all small business owners to look into how the EDC can help them.”

The Doggie Road House’s grant covered up to 50% of the total costs for the materials, installation and permit fees for their new sign.

To qualify for the grant, applicants must meet specific guidelines, including compliance with city codes and ordinances. Types of signs eligible for the grant range from primary signs intended for passing vehicles to hanging signs, window signs, portable signs, directory signs for multi-tenant buildings, temporary signs for special purposes and interpretive signs that provide information on natural, cultural or historic resources.

The process for obtaining the sign grant is meticulous, requiring detailed applications that include professional cost estimates, photos of the building’s facade, renderings of the sign design and proof of compliance with local regulations.

Additionally, applicants must attend the DEDC meeting during which their application is considered, ensuring transparency and accountability in the awarding process.

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