January 2020 Grant Applications Now Available!
Each year, the Main Street Preservation Trust offers grants to business and property owners along Main Street in Gloucester who wish to improve their facades or interiors of their buildings in the commercial area of Main Street.
To apply, click the button below or stop by the office to pick up an application.
For façade improvements, grants are available up to $20,000 on matching improvements and the grant is a 50/50, dollar for dollar match.
For people needing design prior to any renovation or restoration.
General improvements allowed by the program but not limited to are windows, doors, awnings, landscaping, exterior painting, exterior signage, site work, and roofs where they are seen from Main Street.
For interior improvements, grants are available up to $10,000 on matching improvements and this is a dollar to dollar match as well. These improvements could include interior painting, flooring, lighting, plumbing and electrical upgrades. Although there are no design guidelines for this portion, the Design Committee would need to approve color choices.
A special component to the grant program is the merchandising assistance grant which caps the grant at $2,500. This allows for the applicant to utilize interior design services, interior signage, and special effects improvements in their business. It also includes having a pre-approved professional designer work with store owners on window design and display. This too, is a 50/50 match.
Questions? Contact us for more information.
Want to see an example of a facade and interior grant project funded in 2018?