Louisiana Main Street Program

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Main Street Program was one of nine projects nationwide to receive grant funding through the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP). 

The National Park Service, which oversees the HRSP grants, awarded Louisiana Main Street $662,000 for the rehabilitation and revitalization of commercial buildings around the state.  Grant awards in the amount of $55,000 each will be given to owners or tenants of historic buildings located within officially designated Louisiana Main Street districts.   Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.

To be eligible for HRSP funds, a building must be located within a Louisiana Main Street district in a community with less than 50,000 population.  The building must also be either individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a contributing element in a National Register Historic District. 

The National Register District in Winnsboro includes downtown properties fronting Prairie Street from Common to Moore Streets.  In addition, buildings that are eligible for either of these National Register designations but not currently designated can qualify.  

All proposed rehabilitation work must comply with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Local deadline for applications to be considered is March 20.  

The HRSP application and further details are available from Winnsboro Main Street Manager Kay LaFrance, whose office is located in the Old Post Office Museum, 513 Prairie Street, phone 318-435-3781.  Or email at kaylafrance@bellsouth.net.  

This project is supported through a grant from the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. 

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