The Maine Downtown Center shares information, tools and grant opportunities for communities engaged in downtown revitalization. For Main Street and Affiliate Communities, the Maine Downtown Center regularly seeks funding that will benefit those communities whether it be for historic preservation, training, technical assistance to small downtown businesses, or many other opportunities as they arise. In some cases, Maine Downtown Center serves as a sub-granting entity.
Current funding opportunities include:
REvitalizeME Gen 2
REvitalizeME Gen 2 is a grant program administered by Maine Downtown Center in partnership with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. REvitalizeME Gen 2 is supported through a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund, Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program, as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. More information can be found here.
Maine Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund (HCDRF)
The Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund (HCDRF) provides 0% interest loans for façade improvements and COVID-19 response up to $10,000. This opportunity is now open to business and building owners of commercial or mixed-use buildings in all current Main Street or Maine Downtown Affiliate districts. Loan applications are open until September 30, 2021. For more information or to request an application, please contact Lindsey Wallace at the National Main Street Center: email@example.com. More information can be found HERE.