Community Development

Main Street Revitalization Program

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs developed the Main Street Revitalization Program with the goal of encouraging areas to focus on community development planning for the long-term. Towns can apply for funding for projects in business creation, increased tourism, historic preservation, and other economic revitalization efforts.

MSRP grant applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have a designated Indiana Main Street organization
  • The Main Street organization is in good standing for meeting all the reporting requirements
  • The Main Street organization has attended required workshops associated with the Indiana Main Street Program during the past year

A designated downtown organization is one of the requirements to be eligible for funding from the Main Street Revitalization Program. In the past, we have helped rural towns establish designated downtown improvement committees so that they can become eligible for funding in their areas. We gather necessary information, provide financial models for insight on infrastructure improvement and help complete projects if they are funded.


Region 3A has achieved $2,633,839.95  in grant funding for Main Street Revitalization Program projects since 2000.

Seeking assistance with a new initiative or project? We would love to hear about it.