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Main Street Trust opens 2020 grant application process

Gloucester’s Main Street Preservation Trust has opened applications for 2020 for business and property owners along Main Street who wish to improve the facades or interiors of their buildings.

The program is in its 10th year of awarding façade grants and in its eighth year of awarding interior and merchandising assistance grants. To apply, go to and download the application or stop by the Main Street Trust’s office (6882 Main Street, Suite G, Main Street Center) to pick up an application.

For façade improvements, grants are available up to $20,000 on matching improvements and the grant is a 50/50, dollar-for-dollar match. To download a copy of design guidelines, visit and click “Launch a Business.” General improvements allowed by the program include but are not limited to windows, doors, awnings, landscaping, exterior painting, exterior signage, site work, and roofs where they are seen from Main...

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