Downtown Preservation

Improve the cultural heartbeat of your community by redeveloping your downtown. Re-polish those blighted Main Streets and Broadways that help define your town and reinvigorate tourism.  

Applications are accepted year round.

Eligibility requirements: 

Redevelopment area must be classified as "blighted" or a "conservation area" and shall not exceed 10% of the entire geographic area of the municipality, and must be located in a "central business district". At least 50% of the buildings in the central business district must be 35 years old or older.  This program is exclusively for municipalities with a population of 200,000 inhabitants or less, and median household income of sixty-two thousand dollars or less. Other restrictions apply.

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