The Main Street Preservation Trust kicked off its 2017 façade and interior improvement grants program application cycle this week. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.
“This program has been incredibly well received on Main Street with a record number of applications during 2016,” said MSPT executive director Jenny Crittenden.
The program for awarding façade grants is now in its seventh year; it is the fifth year the program will award interior and merchandising assistance grants, Crittenden said. This year, $80,000 is available to be awarded. In 2016, requests for funds totaled $153,000, with MSPT making awards of over $85,000, she said.
Each business that receives an award must match at least dollar for dollar, but many businesses put up more than the required match in order to complete a project, Crittenden said. Businesses can receive grants for more than one year, but the subsequent grant must be for a new phase. The money is turned over ...
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