The Downtown Oshkosh BID recognizes the importance of effective signage to brick & mortar businesses and specifically, the effectiveness of blade (projecting) signage to attract pedestrians. The Downtown Oshkosh Beautification Grant and Blade Sign Program is intended to provide financial assistance to Downtown Oshkosh BID members who add an approved blade (projecting) sign to their commercial facade.
Create Your Sign
The following signs have been pre-approved and meet requirements of the City of Oshkosh. A permit is required and signage must meet the requirements listed below.
George & Willy Signs – www.georgeandwilly.com
These signs will come without any branding or vinyl printed on them. A business can contract with a local company to have vinyl printed on the blade sign. Recommended companies include:
It is highly recommended that the blade sign showcase the business type over the business logo; however, this is the choice of the business and/or property owner.
Site Plan Review Fee – $100
Sign Permits – $37+
For assistance, please contact John Zarate at the City of Oshkosh.
Learn more: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/PlanningServices/Documents/SignsCanopiesAwnings.pdf
Sign permit application: http://downtownoshkosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SignPermitApplication.pdf
Blade Sign & Flower Pot Grant Program
This program was created in partnership with the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau to make a visible change to our downtown when it comes to beautification and curb appeal. This grant program offers 75% reimbursement for up to $1000 toward flower pots and flowers and/or hanging a projecting sign from your property.
Beautification Grant Program
This program established through the Downtown BID is a 50/50 matching grant program that offers 50% reimbursement of up to $1000 toward a project that improves the exterior facade – from painting and new windows to signage and more.
*The Blade Sign and Flower Pot Grant Program and Beautification Grant Program may be used simultaneously.