Downtown Improvement Grant Applications Now Available

November 17, 2021

Main Street Greeneville Downtown Improvement Grant Applications NOW Available

In October, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced that Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. was one of 14 Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee Downtowns communities to receive a $150,000 Downtown Improvement Grant. Grants were awarded to organizations that illustrated the need for improvements and the ability to execute an effective design plan for building facades, wayfinding signage, courtyards, gateways and streetscapes

“With the assistance of the Downtown Improvement Grants, each grantee is taking the initiative to encourage job and business growth in their downtown commercial core areas,” said Commissioner Rolfe. “We applaud the efforts of these communities and look forward to seeing how these projects will positively impact these areas of the state.”

The objective of the Main Street: Greeneville Downtown Improvement Grant Program is to provide incentives to improve the facades of commercial buildings within the Main Street Overlay District in downtown Greeneville. Total grant award is $150,000 with a minimum 25% in matching funds from the awardees. Strategic investments to the Main Street District, the heart of downtown and the community, will encourage additional economic development and vitality of the area. Improved aesthetics also increase property values, enhance the marketability of space within the buildings, and draw businesses, residents and tourists to the area for years to come.

The Main Street Greeneville Downtown Improvement Grant Program is administered by Main Street: Greeneville, Inc., with the assistance of the First Tennessee Development District (FTDD) and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).
Eligible Properties
Certain commercial and mixed-use properties located in the Main Street Overlay District are eligible for the façade improvements — exterior improvements to for-profit or nonprofit commercial businesses including signage, painting, awnings, lighting, windows, doors, entryways and other approved activities. At least 50% of the proposed project must be façade improvements. Buildings not eligible for the grant program include any municipally owned property and any non-conforming uses.
Applications

Main Street: Greeneville Downtown Improvement Grant Program Application along with the Overview and Guidelines may be downloaded off the website http://mainstreetgreeneville.org/admin/contentView.php?id=1194 or picked up at the office located at 310 South Main Street.

Deadline For Completed Applications – January 27, 2022 at 2:00pm EST
Submit one original and three copies of all documents in a sealed envelope to: Main Street: Greeneville, 310 South Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.


Main Street Greeneville Downtown Improvement Grant Application