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Louisiana Main Street Offers Main Street Restoration Grant Opportunity

Wednesday June 09, 2021 07:57 pm - 339 Views - Posted By Auditoriums, Museums, and Main Street
Louisiana Main Street Offers Main Street Restoration Grant Opportunity

Houma Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.

Applications received from Houma Main Street building and /or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street Communities. Over the years, Houma Main Street has received nearly $100,000 in redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program, initiating $600,000 in local projects cost plus associated jobs and economic stimulation.

To be eligible for the Main Street Restoration Grant funds, a building must be located within the downtown Main Street district, be used for commercial purposes and be at least 50 years old. In addition, the proposed work must be approved by the local Historic District Commission and the Louisiana Main Street office, while also conforming to the guidelines set forth by the Secretary of Interior's Stands for Rehabilitation.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details, and guidelines are available in person at the Houma Main Street Office, 317 Goode Street, Houma, La. 70360, via email at apicou@tpcg.org, or by phone 985-873-6408. Please do not hesitate to contact Anne Picou for more information. Parish President Gordon E. Dove and the Houma Downtown Development Corporation are pleased to be part of the grant funding source and together, we are working to bring a better quality of life to our historic district.

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