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Congratulations to Louisiana's Nationally Accredited Main Street organizations for 2015!


       Denham Springs Main Street

          Hammond Downtown Development District

          Leesville Main Street

          OC Haley Boulevard Main Street

          Plaquemine Main Street

          Thibodaux Main Street


Click here to read the press release

Click here to learn more about National Accreditation



Destination Downtown

September 14 - 16, 2015
Little Rock, Arkansas


Save the dates for Destination Downtown 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas!  Main Street programs from Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi will join together for this great three day conference.

Conference website and registration site




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!


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 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.



Download the 2015 Main to Main Grant Guidelines and Application

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

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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