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Upcoming Events in Louisiana Main Street Communities



Congratulations to Louisiana's 2016 Nationally Accredited Main Street America organizations!


       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

          Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans

          Springhill Main Street

          St. Martinville Main Street


Click here to learn more about National Accreditation



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. 


Click here to visit the website.


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






Visit the Hometown Teams Louisiana Facebook page

Visit the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street web site


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. 

               Michael's Men's Store, Homer, LA       

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


Download An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements



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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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.