Crowley Main Street Program Announces New Grant Opportunity

LOUISIANA MAIN STREET OFFERS-
MAIN STREET RESTORATION GRANT OPPORTUNITY

 

(Crowley, LA) – Crowley Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects through Louisiana Main Street. The grant requires a dollar for dollar match and projects may be funded by either the property or business owner that is the approved applicant. Grant funded projects must be completed by Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Applications received from Crowley Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Over the years, Crowley Main Street has received nearly $151,000 in redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program, initiating $15 million in local project costs plus associated jobs and economic stimulation.

To be eligible for 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 the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Applications must be turned in to Crowley City Hall by Thursday, July 8th at 4 pm, for preliminary review. The Historic District Commission will meet to determine local eligibility prior to submitting for state review. Once reviewed and approved, the application must be submitted via Submittable by Friday, July 30th.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details and deadlines are available by contacting Crowley Main Street Director, Janie Morrison, at 337-783-0824 or at crowleymainstreet@gmail.com.

ABOUT CROWLEY MAIN STREET
Crowley Main Street is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, revitalization and promotion of the cultural, historic, and economic significance of Crowley’s Historic Commercial District to create a healthy, vibrant environment for all.
As members of both the Louisiana Main Street and National Main Street programs, Crowley Main Street has resources available to be a champion for Crowley’s small businesses and business owners.