Special to Atmore News
Main Street Atmore’s 2023 facade grant season opened on November 1, 2022. Applications can be found on the MSA website www.mainstreetatmore.org or stop by the Main Street Atmore office located at Atmore City Hall.
As the January 31, 2023 deadline is approaching, applications may be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Atmore City Hall, or any Main Street Atmore board member.
Once the façade grant applications are received, Main Street Atmore’s design team and the Atmore Historic Commission review the grants prior to the award announcements on or before April 3, 2023.
The Main Street Atmore Façade Grant program is designed to offer financial assistant to businesses and commercial property owners in order to revitalize and bring new life to historic downtown.
Main Street Atmore’s improvement incentive program has awarded 19 façade grants during the 2021-2022 grant cycle. Approximately $44,351.24 grant funds have been awarded and over $133,691.13 in total improvements to downtown buildings were made in Atmore’s historic downtown district.
Main Street Atmore Façade Incentive Program is funded through various fundraising events, memberships, grants, sponsorship investments provided by the City of Atmore, Poarch Creek Indians, First National Bank & Trust, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, United Bank, David’s Catfish, and Pepsi of Atmore. Funds are made available for exterior improvements only and may be applied to a front, side or rear facades, provided the façade faces a public street or public parking area. Façade improvements include fresh paint on existing painted exterior walls, awning replacements or additions, improvements or replacements to existing signs, restoration to damaged or visually unpleasant exterior walls, renovations complementing buildings’ historic characteristics, and refurbishment of or uncovering of architectural features of buildings.
A designated Main Street Community since July 2020, Main Street Atmore works with businesses, property owners, community leaders and Main Street Alabama to revitalize and promote downtown. In order to continue to make a difference in the community, Main Street Atmore needs partners, investors, sponsors, and general members.
Please visit the website www.Mainstreetatmore.org and make your “game-changing” donation a Designated Man Street Community since July 2020. Your contribution enables MSA to complete a full slate of projects coving all Four Points of the National Main Street Approach –Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality.