OCRA has kicked off their PreservINg Main Street program

UNDATED – The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has kicked off their PreservINg Main Street program; a community development program designed to support historic preservation and revitalize Main Street communities.

The program includes partnerships with Main Street AmericaIndiana Humanities, and Indiana Landmarks.

The selected pilot community will be eligible for implementation of downtown preservation projects and operational expenses up to $2 million through OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant program.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, June 18, 2021.

Eligible communities must already have a  downtown historic district listed in the National Register, be located in a non-entitlement community, and be a Main Street organization in good standing with OCRA.

Applicants are encouraged to initially contact their respective Community Liaison to discuss the project.