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Main Street Communities
Type of assistance: The program provides technical assistance to designated state programs that continue to meet the national criteria for recognition as Main Street communities.
Purpose: The Main Street program uses a common-sense approach to tackle the complex issue of downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization, capitalizing on the history and the resources of the community itself.
Description: Started in 1988, the program works with 15 designated communities throughout the state. The program provides technical services, such as design assistance, and continuous training of board/committee members and program managers in the four-point approach. Main Street West Virginia also serves as a liaison between various state agencies and organizations with designated communities.
Eligible activities: Any designated community that maintains national certification is eligible for technical assistance.
Eligible applicants: Any traditional, historic downtown or neighborhood commercial district in the state.
How to apply: Applications are taken during specific application periods only. If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact the Main Street West Virginia office and ask to be placed on the notification list for the next application workshop. Information is automatically sent to every mayor and city clerk in the state.
Contact: Monica Miller, state coordinator, or Marsha Humphrey, assistant state coordinator, at (800) 982-3386 or (304) 558-2234.
Main Street West Virginia
Capitol Complex, Building 6-553
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Fax: (304) 558-2246
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