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Opelousas Main Street program requesting applications for restoration grant

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:19:45-04

Opelousas Main Street is asking business owners and downtown commercial buildings located in the Main Street District to apply for a restoration grant.

The Louisiana Main Street program is offering grants for interior or exterior rehabilitation ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

All restoration work must be completed by April 30, 2021 to be eligible for reimbursement.

Submitted applications will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities.

Opelousas Main Street says that, in the past, the program has received some $157,000 in grants from Louisiana Main Street to fund local projects.

To be eligible for Main Street Restoration Grant funds, Opelousas Main Streets says that 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.

Grant applications must be submitted for review to the Main Street Program manager at City of Opelousas Tourism, 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas by Monday, July 20, 2020.

All applications must be postmarked for delivery to Louisiana Main Street by July 31, 2020.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details and deadlines can be viewed online at Opelousas Main Street or for more information contact Opelousas Main Street at 337-948-5227 or email tourism@cityofopelousas.com

The Opelousas Main Street boundaries include: starting in a westerly direction at Vine Street at the corner of Union street following west to Liberty Street, then following Liberty Street north to Grolee Street, then following Grolee Street in an easterly direction to Market Street, then in a northerly direction to the southern edge of the railroad track, following in an easterly direction along the track until Union Street, then following Union Street in a southerly direction until Vine Street.

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