Louisiana Main Street offers grant opportunity

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
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Plaquemine Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.

Applications received from Plaquemine Main Street building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Grants require a dollar for dollar monetary match and the deadline to apply is Friday, June 28, 2019.

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 Rosemary Langlois, Plaquemine Main Street Manager, 225-687-3116.

Contributed by the City of Plaquemine