Photo Credit: Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

The City of Lenoir Main Street Program is honored to be one of only 12 recipients nationwide of Main Street America’s Main Street Façade Improvement Grant Program. Two other communities in North Carolina – Elkin and Elizabeth City – were also selected for the grant award.

“We are so pleased and honored to have been one of 12 communities from across the country to have been selected for this award.  It is a strong indication that all of our Downtown initiatives and EVERYONE’S  hard work is moving us in the right direction! Not to mention, this is a great opportunity to see improvements made to our historic buildings. We are especially pleased to be receiving this funding during these challenging times,” said COL Main Street Program Director Kaylynn Horn.

“The Main Street Façade Improvement Grant Program expands funds available for façade improvements in rural communities. Each of the three North Carolina communities will receive funds to award between two and nine grants to local Main Street businesses in amounts up to $25,000.” (source) Each community will receive a total of approximately $46,000.

City of Lenoir Main Street Program staff are working closely with members of the NC Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center, national Main Street America, and the National Parks Service to administer the award.

Eligible properties for grant funding must be within the Downtown Lenoir National Register Historic District. If you are the owner of property in the Downtown Lenoir National Register Historic District and would like to learn more, please contact:

Kaylynn Horn
COL Main Street Program Director
khorn@cityoflenoir.com
828.757.4490

You can read the official press release from the NC Department of Commerce here: https://www.nccommerce.com/news/press-releases/main-street-america-selects-three-north-carolina-communities-fa%C3%A7ade-awards

You can read the official press release from the national organization, Main Street America, here: https://www.mainstreet.org/blogs/national-main-street-center/2020/03/19/main-street-america-selects-four-states-for-main

If you are not sure if your property is within the downtowon Lenoir National Register Historic District, you can view our interactive map here: https://rb.gy/9kcfbq