Winnsboro Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners.  

The Louisiana Main Street program is offering grants for building rehabilitations in the historic downtown district from $2500 to $10,000. Grants are available for eitherinterior or exterior rehabilitation and require a 50/50 match.  

Applications must be returned to the Winnsboro Main Street Office no later than 5 p.m., June 17.

Applications received from Winnsboro Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Over the years, Winnsboro Main Street has received over $60,000 in redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program, initiating at least as much money in local projects costs, plus associated jobs and economic stimulation.  

To be eligible for Main Street Restoration Grant funds, a building must be located within the downtown Main Street district, be used for commercial purposes, and be at least 50 years old.  In addition, the proposed work must be approved by the local Historic District 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.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details and deadlines are available from Winnsboro Main Street Manager Kay LaFrance-Knight, whose office is located in the Old Post Office Museum, 513 Prairie Street, Winnsboro.  Call 318-435-3781 for further information.

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