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Louisiana Main Street Offers Restoration Grant Opportunity

(Minden, LA) – Minden 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 Minden Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Over the years, Minden Main Street has received numerous dollars in redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program, helping to initiate 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.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details, and deadlines are available from:  Mahala Hutto, Minden Mainstreet 520 Broadway, Minden, LA 71055 318-371-4258 or mainstreet@mindenusa.com