Historic District Sign Grant


  • The Sign Incentive Program is a 50% matching grant program up to $1,000 for new, qualifying signage for businesses within the Historic District.
  • Any reimbursement (up to 50% with a maximum reimbursement of $1,000), would come “after the fact” based on invoices. Projects may be less than the maximum.
  • Reimbursement is 50% if contractors are from Cheyenne County and materials purchased are from Cheyenne County businesses. If an out of county business supplying materials or work is a Cheyenne county Chamber of Commerce member it also qualifies at the 50% rate. All non-qualifying contractors and or purchased materials can be reimbursed at a 35% rate.
  • Applications may be downloaded (PDF) or picked up from the Economic Development Office (1115 13th Avenue). The proposed project will then be reviewed by the Sidney Historic Preservation Board. If the board feels it meets the requirements of the program and the Design Guidelines, the funding request will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

Application and Process

  • A fillable application for Certificate of Approval (PDF) and grant funding can be accessed online or a hard copy of the application can be picked up at either the Economic Development Office or the Building Inspector's Office at City Hall.
  • Historic Preservation Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.
  • Design Guidelines (PDF) are available at the Economic Development Office or from the City Building Inspector at City Hall.