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Upcoming Events in Louisiana Main Street Communities
Congratulations to Louisiana's Nationally Accredited Main Street America organizations for 2016!
Denham Springs Main Street
Donaldsonville Downtown Development District
Hammond Downtown Development District
Main Street Homer
Leesville Main Street
Morgan City Main Street
Natchitoches Main Street
New Iberia Main Street
Olde Towne Slidell Main Street
Springhill Main Street
St. Martinville Main Street
Meet the Neighbors on Main Street
Every November, Louisiana Main Street communities participate in the state's Louisiana Main to Main Cultural Roadshow. You will want to travel from community to community to enjoy the unique cultural events scheduled across the state.
The Nation's Plan for Celebrating 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act
Preservation50 is the United States’ four-year effort to celebrate, learn from, and leverage the National Historic Preservation Act’s first five decades to assure historic preservation’s vibrant future in America.
Museum on Main Street 2016
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition sponsored by Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Hometown Teams - How Sports Shape America will appear in these Louisiana Main Street communities in 2016:
March 19 - April 30
May 7 - June 8
June 25 - August 6
August 13 - September 24
National Main Streets Conference
May 23 - 25, 2016
Join us May 23-25, 2016 in downtown Milwaukee for Main Street Now, a conference of the National Main Street Center. With Milwaukee as our living laboratory, Main Street Now will offer creative solutions to everyday Main Street challenges to help position your community for success.
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Forum 2016
July 27 - 31, 2016
NAPC is bringing its biennial FORUM to Mobile, Alabama, from July 27 to 31, 2016. FORUM 2016 includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.
For more info and updates go to the FORUM 2016 site.
September 12 - 14, 2016
Plans are underway for a great Destination Downtown conference in Ruston in 2016. Check back for information as it is available!
Louisiana Main Street Grant Opportunities
Louisiana Main Street grants are available only for applicants located within a designated Louisiana Main Street District
Redevelopment Incentive Grants
Louisiana Main Street Redevelopment Incentive Grants are intended to be a catalyst for the rehabilitation of the exteriors and interiors of historic commercial buildings located within the boundaries of designated Louisiana Main Street districts. Awarded on an annual basis, these reimbursable grants require that a matching amount be provided by the property owner or tenant. Proposed projects are reviewed by the local historic district commission prior to submission to Louisiana Main Street in order to ensure conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. For more information please contact your local Main Street director.
Louisiana Main to Main Grants
The intent of Louisiana Main to Main: A Cultural Road Show is to showcase the Louisiana Main Street communities and to foster economic development for Louisiana Main Street communities. Main to Main events celebrate the revitalization of Main Street districts, showcase and promote their merchants, Louisiana cultural assets, and the Louisiana cultural experience while stimulating cultural tourism within Louisiana and enhancing the image of the State.
Cultural assets are those elements that make a community unique, including the diverse historic and contemporary cultures of its people, architecture, and Louisiana-made art, food, music, etc. Applicants are encouraged to identify and include an array of diverse cultural assets that showcase and further develop their unique sense of place via Main to Main events.
These grants are awarded annually to local Main Street organizations to help support Main to Main events across Louisiana every November.
Please Note: The application portion of this document is for reference only. Applications will only be accepted through the online application system.
Louisiana Main Street Downtown Design Guidelines
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Louisiana Main Street Architectural ABC's Coloring Book
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LOUISIANA MAIN STREET is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, LOUISIANA MAIN STREET helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.