Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15

October 9, 2019 | Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15 | 

NMSC29_UM_WEBBANNER_BOTTOM.pngThe National Main Street Center is pleased to announce a third funding opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods through UrbanMain. This program will support commercial district revitalization efforts in Chicago neighborhoods, thanks to the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Applications are due November 15.

UrbanMain, launched in September 2017, was designed to support the needs of urban commercial districts in distressed neighborhoods through a suite of tailored technical services and a dynamic network to connect individuals leading local revitalization efforts. UrbanMain technical services include comprehensive planning, extensive community engagement, and rigorous market analysis to support corridor leaders, city officials, property owners, and residents in developing and implementing district revitalization strategies.

As part of the launch of UrbanMain in Chicago, two commercial districts – the 51st Street Business Association and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce – were chosen to participate in the program during the first and second rounds of funding in 2018.

Selected neighborhood groups will be required to provide a program fee match of $25,000 (up to 50 percent of this match can be in staff-time).

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