Vibrant Places Program Complete pre-application Complete the pre-application to start the application process. You’ll hear from us within 2 weeks for next steps. Complete the pre-application online View Program Guidelines Vibrant Places HomeGrant AmountsEligibility & Eligible ProjectsApplication Process View complete guidelines in a pdf file Contact us Jacob Alexander, Business Development Specialist, Department of Community Investment, (574) 235-9278, firstname.lastname@example.orgAmy Paul, Business Development Manager, Department of Community Investment, (574) 235-7638, email@example.com About Vibrant Places Apply for up to $80,000 to $142,000 in matching grants for exterior improvements to your South Bend business! Help add to the vibrancy of locally owned, street-level businesses located throughout South Bend. The program will assist in funding well-designed qualifying exterior enhancements that contain visual improvements. Enhance your storefront, upgrade signage and lighting, expand outdoor seating, activate your sidewalk and more. Once your pre-application has been received, we will call you within 2 weeks to discuss next steps. Map of the corridors Zoom in or adjust the map to view eligible corridors.