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West Monroe Louisiana - LA Main Street offers Main Street Restoration Grant Opportunity for historic buildings 07 June 2022 ( news )
West Monroe , state Louisiana ( By Press Release office)
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West Monroe Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners . The Louisiana Main Street program is able to offer grant awards for building rehabilitations in the West Monroe historic downtown district ranging from $2 , 500 to $10 , 000 . Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation and require a 50/50 match . The application deadline is Thursday , July 21 , 2022 .
Applications received from downtown West Monroe building owners and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities . To be eligible for Main Street Restoration Grant funds , a building must be located within the Cotton Port Historic District , be at least 50 years old , and be used for commercial purposes . In addition , the proposed work must be approved by the City of West Monroe Historic Preservation 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 . Construction estimates and sketches of the proposed changes are required .
City of West Monroe Main Street Director Adrienne LaFrance - Wells hopes the grant opportunity will encourage property owners and merchants to make improvements to their historic buildings .
“When our downtown buildings are rehabilitated and utilized to their fullest potential , that means more commerce opportunities , jobs , and an overall enhanced downtown experience for our community . This is just one more incentive provided by the Louisiana Main Street Program to help leverage our revitalization efforts in downtown . ”
Applications and more information are available by contacting West Monroe Main Street Director , Adrienne LaFrance - Wells , by email at alafrance@westmonroe . la . gov or by phone at ( 318 ) 381 - 7246 .
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