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Buildings and businesses in the St. Francisville historic district are invited to apply for restoration grants through the Main Street program. 

St. Francisville Main Street is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building or business owners owners, a news release said.

The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.

Applications received from St. Francisville Main Street will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. Over the years, St. Francisville Main Street has received redevelopment grant funds from the Louisiana Main Street program .

To be eligible for Main Street Restoration Grant funds, a building must be within the boundaries of the St Francisville Historic District, be used for commercial purposes and be at least 50 years old. In addition, the proposed work must be approved by the St. Francisville Historic District Commission and the Louisiana Main Street Office, while also conforming to the guidelines set forth by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details and deadlines are available from Laurie Walsh, St. Francisville Main Street manager, (225) 635-3688 or lauriemainst@bellsouth.net.