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Programs

Our nonprofit offers a range of impactful programs that make a real difference in our community. Our Facade Improvement Program is designed to help businesses improve their storefronts, creating a more inviting and vibrant atmosphere. We also offer a low-interest revolving loan program to provide financial support to those who need it most. Join us in making a positive impact on our community today.

FACADE IMPROVEMENT GRANT APPLICATION

The program is designed to initiate aesthetic improvements and architectural appreciation and preservation while enhancing economic development.

The Main Street Greensburg Design Review Board is the administrative group for the program and will work directly with applicants to achieve successful revitalization projects in a timely manner, providing financial assistance for approved projects.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Downtown Greensburg property owners and operator/tenants are eligible to apply, as long as the building in need rests inside the Historic District.

  2. Operator/tenants must have written approval of the property owner.

  3. Only work begun after approval from the Design Review Board is eligible.

  4. The building must be commercial or mixed-use.  Property owned by religious institutions is not eligible.*

  5. Taxes on the property must be current.

  6. Historic Preservation standards apply if locally or nationally listed or considered eligible.

  7. The property cannot be condemned, in receivership, or in litigation.

  8. Exterior code violations must be remedied as a part of the project, if applicable.
    *Because local government funds are used in this project, only non-religious organizations can receive funding.  For questions, please contact the Greensburg Main Street Board.

Interior Renovation Grant Application

Main Street Greensburg was awarded $25,000 from Honda to create an Interior Renovation Grant Program. As well as $25,000 from the City of Greensburg Redevelopment Commission.

Brief Overview:

  • Renovations must increase energy efficiency.

  • Grant offers up to $9,000 reimbursement with only a 10% match.

  • Renovations must be permanent to the building.

  • Renovations can only be made for commercial use.

  • Projects must be completed within 12 months.

  • Tenants and building owners are eligible to apply. Tenants must have written authorization from the building owner before applying.

  • Work cannot begin until the grant funding is approved.

Application Process:

  1. Business Owner Applies

  2. Design Committee Review - At the end of each application cycle, the Design Committee will review the applications based on the longevity of the investment and overall impact to the district.

  3. Board of Directors Review - After the Design Committee selects an application, the board will vote to approve the grant funding.

  4. Award Notification - Once approved, the Executive Director will notify the business and sign a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the agreement of the grant funding.

  5. Inspection - Upon completion of construction, the business owner will notify Main Street Greensburg. Our team will ensure proper agencies have completed their inspections before grant funds are released.

LOW-INTEREST REVOLVING LOAN FUND

The Main Street Greensburg Low-interest Revolving Loan Program is a cooperative community project developed to encourage and aid the rehabilitation/renovation of historic and/or underutilized buildings located in Greensburg’s Downtown District.

The fund is constructed from generous investments made by First Financial Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greensburg, and a Downtown Enhancement Grant awarded by the State Office of Community and Rural Affairs/Indiana Main Street.  Applicants can request a loan of up to $20,000. The loan can be used for interior and exterior renovation of a downtown building, bringing the building up to code and physical improvements.

Certificate of Appropriateness

Are you planning on completing exterior work on a property located in the Downtown Historic District that is visible from the public right-of-way?

If so, you need to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) from the Greensburg Building and Zoning Office. All work must follow the design guidelines and no work can be started until the design is approved

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