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2022 Great American Main Street Award Applications are Now Open

July 26, 2021 | 2022 Great American Main Street Award Applications are Now Open |
Downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, a 2020 Great American Main Street Award Winner. Credit: Jenna Temkin

Applications for the 2022 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) are now open! The GAMSA program recognizes exceptional communities exemplifying the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalize commercial districts. Don't miss the chance to receive this prestigious award—submit your application by Wednesday, September 15 at 11:59pm CT. All Accredited Main Street America programs, with an active Main Street membership, that have not previously won are eligible to apply.
Winners are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants by a jury of Main Street professionals and leaders in the fields of community and economic development and historic preservation. Criteria for winning include: strength of the Main Street program in spurring community transformation, commitment to historic preservation, innovative programming, implementation of cross-sector partnerships, community outreach and stakeholder engagement, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. While the application must be completed online, you can preview a PDF of the application here.


Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, August 3 from 1-2pm CT for more details on the application process and judging criteria. Plus, Debbie Brangenberg, Executive Director of Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and 2020 GAMSA winner, will share tips and tricks for submitting a strong application.