In 2016, we launched the Main Street America Façade Improvement Pilot Program, with generous support from the The 1772 Foundation, Inc
. This three-year program made $80,000 in no-interest matching loans and grants available to support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts.
Main Street America partnered with the Texas Main Street Program’s
team of experienced leaders and expert design staff to focus the pilot in two competitively selected Main Street America and Texas Main Street communities: San Augustine, led by San Augustine Main Street
, and Texarkana, led by Main Street Texarkana
. The Main Street America Façade Improvement Pilot Program’s impact has been very positive, and we are so grateful for the incredible work our partners in Texas have accomplished.