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Louisiana Main Street Calendar of Events

Download Main Street Board and Committee Handbooks

 

 


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Board Members Handbook

 

 

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Design Committee Handbook

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Economic Restructuring Committee Handbook

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Organization Committee Handbook

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Promotion Committee Handbook

 


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Attend Destination Downtown in Ocean Springs, MS  September 15 - 17, 2014

Destination Downtown 2014 is a regional conference sponsored by Mississippi Main Street Association and co-sponsored by Main Street Arkansas and Louisiana Main Street, attracting more than 200 professionals in preservation-based, commercial district revitalization, including new and experienced downtown and neighborhood Main Street directors, board members, architects, planners, economic development professionals, public officials, volunteers, and consultants. Attendees hail from communities of all sizes, from small rural towns to urban neighborhoods in large cities. 



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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.

Click here to go to the Louisiana Main to Main website

Remember November!


 

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. 

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Download the current Redevelopment Incentive Grant Application Form and Guidelines

 

Download a sample press release for announcing RIG availability

 

Download the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

   
   

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.

 

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Download the current Louisiana Main to Main Grant Application Form and Guidelines

 

Download the instructions for completing the online Main to Main grant application

 


 

Louisiana Main Street Downtown Design Guidelines

Design Guidelines Cover Download the Louisiana Main Street Downtown Design Guidelines

 


 

Louisiana Main Street Architectural ABC's Coloring Book

Coloring Book Cover Download Louisiana Architectural ABC's Coloring Book

 


 

 

 

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