MainStreet strives to be a valuable part of every business model in the Fremont Community.
Whether it's assisting your business in partnering with another organization, helping your business secure grant funding or speaking to your organization about MainStreet - we can help!
MainStreet Fremont, Inc. has established an Incentive Grant Program to provide financial assistance to new and existing businesses located within the Downtown Improvement District of Fremont. The grant may be used for outside renovations such as signage, painting, awnings and any improvement that enhances the property and conforms to the historic nature of the district. Projects must also conform to applicable City ordinances.
The grant will be used for approved façade improvements consistent with the historic look of downtown Fremont that MainStreet Fremont is trying to promote and maintain.
Applicants may be either the property – owner or tenant. Tenant must have written approval by building owner of project to be submitted with application.
The maximum grant award will be $750, which must be matched by a ratio of 3:1 MSF/Applicant. For example, an approved project of $1000 will consist of a $750 MSF and $250 applicant contribution. Projects over $1000 will still be subject to the $750 maximum award.
The applicant must submit the request prior to the start of the project, with a description of the renovations that will be done along with an estimate of the costs. Proposals should include plans, drawings, paint colors where applicable. Any changes made after a grant has been approved may jeopardize the grant.
Grants will be disbursed upon the completion of the project as approved.
Applicants must have been a member of MainStreet Fremont for at least 1 year before being eligible for a grant, however new businesses may be considered at the discretion of the review committee.
Applicants must be current with their dues.
Grant recipients can only receive 1 grant per 12-month period.
Grants will be reviewed and approved/denied by the Design Committee. Recommendations for approval will be voted on by the Board of Directors before grants can be awarded.
Total Grants awarded in one fiscal year cannot exceed $3000 or an amount otherwise approved by the MainStreet Fremont Board of Directors.
Criteria that will be used to award and/or prioritize grants will include, but not be limited to:
Aesthetic quality of the design proposal.
Potential impact on the attractiveness of the City, streetscape and particular building.
Enhancement or improvement significance to the District.
Time elapsed since previous award.
Number of applications received and funds available.
Applicants must make initial application to MainStreet of Fremont, Inc. to ensure adherence to applicable policies, requirements, codes and appropriateness.
Grant application of rehabilitation must follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation's and the guidelines set up by MainStreet of Fremont, Inc.
Please contact the MainStreet Fremont office if you would like to apply for this grant. MainStreet Fremont, Inc.605 N. Broad StreetFremont, NE 68025(402) 721-2264 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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