New Facade Improvement Fund Established to Transform Main Street in Nampa, Idaho

June 6, 2019 | New Facade Improvement Fund Established to Transform Main Street in Nampa, Idaho |

The National Main Street Center, in partnership with the City of Nampa, Idaho, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation announced the launch of the Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund to help realize the city’s goal of bringing new vitality and activity to downtown Nampa. The fund is a tribute to all that Kevin and Mary Daniels have done for America’s cultural heritage. The National Main Street Center will administer the fund, which to date has raised $100,000 from Main Street board members, colleagues, and friends, to help improve the facades of the historic buildings in downtown Nampa, Idaho, Kevin’s beloved home town. 

“Kevin and Mary Daniels have made immeasurable contributions to the preservation and Main Street revitalization movement nationally,” said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “The creation of this fund – which will go directly to a community that means so much to the Daniels family – is a tribute to their work.” 

The Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund will offer no interest loans for exterior façade improvements to commercial properties in Nampa’s Main Street district to enhance curb appeal and create a more inviting streetscape. The fund will also be available as a match for Nampa’s Community Development Block Grant Historic Façade Rehabilitation Program. The program is part of Nampa’s overall strategy to catalyze new development in its historic downtown core. 

Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling said, “Kevin has been a tremendous asset, providing counsel and encouragement to move our Main Street Program forward. We are very excited and appreciative of the National Trust family, the contributors to the fund, and Kevin and Mary Daniels. The Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund serves as important catalyst to fuel revitalization efforts in Nampa’s downtown and will be a lasting legacy in our community.”

Applications for the fund will open July 17.