Applications received from Donaldsonville Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities.

Donaldsonville Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program is able to offer two types of competitive grants – a $10,000 grant for major projects and a $2,500 grant for minor projects. Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation.

Applications received from Donaldsonville Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Over the years, Donaldsonville Main Street has received nearly $50,000.00 in redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program, initiating over $300,000 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 Donaldsonville 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 Lee Melancon by emailing lee@visitdonaldsonville.org or by calling 225-445-1383.

Contributed by the Donaldsonville Downtown Development District / Mainstreet Program