Louisiana Main Street  Restoration Grant



Louisiana Main Street Restoration Grants provide matching funds to encourage the revitalization of historic downtown commercial properties in designated Louisiana Main Street districts. The Louisiana Main Street Restoration Grants serve as an effort to promote community revitalization & stimulate economic growth & vitality, in addition to enriching cultural tourism. Community reinvestment utilizing historic preservation practices improves community economic health by fostering renewed interest in shopping, working, & living downtown.

This is a reimbursement, matching funds grant!

Grant awards may range from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar monetary match toward hard costs. In-kind contributions cannot be used to fulfill the match requirement.

Who may apply (please see application for more details):

  • Property owners or tenants of commercially-zoned properties located within designated Louisiana Main Street districts as of December 31 of the calendar year preceding the application deadline.
  • Buildings must be at least 50 years old & must contribute to the significance of the local Main Street district.


  • Friday, May 31, 2024: Grant applications must be submitted online to Louisiana Main Street by this date.
  • Grant recipients should receive notification by early September 2024.
  • All work associated with the project scope must be underway no later than 60 days of signing the grant agreement.
  • April 30, 2025: Grant-funded work must be completed by this date in order to receive grant payment.
  • Friday, May 31, 2025: Deadline for reimbursement requests to be filed with Louisiana Main Street using the reimbursement form included in the grant agreement.

Restoration Grant Guidelines and application steps may be downloaded below. Applications and supplemental materials will be submitted through the Submittable online grant application platform. You must create a free Submittable account in order to submit your application at: www.submittable.com.

After creating your free Submittable account, visit the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s grant page to find a link to the Louisiana Main Street Building Restoration Grant.

Grant-funded work must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, available at the National Park Service’s website: http://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation/rehab/index.htm.

Applicants & their contractors are strongly advised to become familiar with these guidelines. Additional guidance may be found at http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm.