The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation has announced the Downtown Comprehensive Investment Program, a three-phased collaborative grant program, with funds provided by the city of Cumberland, Allegany County and the state of Maryland. Phase One, which is effective October 17th through November 11th, will make funds available for Downtown Façade Improvements and Downtown Technical Assistance. Phase Two will go into effect between January and February of next year, and Phase Three will open on March 6th, and will remain open until all funds are exhausted. For details, and to apply for these programs, visit www.choosecumberland.org.