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Residential Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Application

    The City of Carbondale requires the submission of a formal application for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance to consider an applicant's request. An application must include all items referenced in the TIF Application Instructions. Once a completed application is submitted to the Economic Development Department, the TIF Review Committee will meet to review the application and supporting documents.

    Please contact Economic Development for assistance at 618-457-3232.

    All projects are required to adhere to the Residential Tax Increment Financing District Architectural Design Standards (pdf) by complying with at least two (2) design elements for the appropriate category of the work being done. For example, if a roof is to be replaced, it must meet the pitch requirements of 5:12 or greater, and the materials or color be different from the immediate surrounding homes. If the siding is to be replaced, it must be one of the approved materials of brick, natural or faux stone, cement, wood, or vinyl and vary in color or materials from immediately surrounding homes.


  3. (Street, City, State, Zip)

  4. (Separate multiple properties with a comma)

    Leave blank if same as Applicant Information above

  6. Does the Applicant currently own the property?*
  7. If answered "No" above, will the Applicant own and/or occupy the property after project completion?
  8. After completion, the property will be*
  9. Name, address, and phone numbers of other persons or entities having an ownership interest in the property to be redeveloped, if applicable:

  11. An Eligible Cost Worksheet is provided for your convenience in determining the total amount of TIF assistance needed.

  12. Provide the Property Identification Number (PIN) of all properties comprising the project. The PIN can be found online at

  13. (Separate multiple properties with a comma)

  14. Indicate the type of redevelopment project proposed (check all that apply):*
  15. Have you applied for or received funding from any of the following City-funded housing grants?
  16. Curb Appeal Assistance
  17. Down Payment Assistance
  18. Single-Family Housing Conversion Program ($5,000)
  19. Have you received any other homeowner assistance funding for this property?*
  20. Job Creation/Retention. List the current and projected number of part-time jobs and full-time jobs at the site before and after project completion, if any.

    Completion of this application does not entitle the applicant to financial assistance. Any such assistance must be approved by the Residential Tax Increment Financing Review Committee and the City Council.


    I, the undersigned, affirm that the project descriptions, numerical and financial estimates, and all other information I have provided in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I have read and understood the requirements described in this application, including the Residential Tax Increment Financing District Architectural Design Standards. Furthermore, I certify that I am authorized to initiate the Residential Tax Increment Financing application process on behalf of the project described.

  23. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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