Texas Main Street FAQ

ChildressQ: How do I obtain additional information about the application process?

Q: What is the deadline for Main Street applications?

Q: We have a downtown revitalization program in our town but are not an official Main Street city. Can we call our program "Main Street"?

Q: My city cannot hire a full-time Main Street manager. Can we hire someone part-time or can a volunteer do the job?

Q: If my city does not have a street named "Main" can we still apply?

Q: Does the Main Street program award grants?

 

San Augustine

A: How do I obtain additional information about the application process?

A: For more information on the program, contact the Texas Main Street State Coordinator or call 512.463.6092. You may also access the application information here

A: What is the deadline for Main Street applications?

A: The last working day of July each year.

A: We have a downtown revitalization program in our town but are not an official Main Street city. Can we call our program "Main Street"?

A: No, the National Main Street Center has a trademark on the term "Main Street" and "Mainstreet" and Texas cities must be selected through the application process before using either of those terms.

DentonA: My city cannot hire a full-time Main Street manager. Can we hire someone part-time or can a volunteer do the job?

A: Volunteers are a critical component of Main Street, but the job of downtown revitalization is too big a job to expect volunteers alone to maintain and grow the effort. In the first three years of Main Street, a city must have a full-time paid manager. 

A: If my city does not have a street named "Main" can we still apply?

A: Yes. The five categories upon which applications are scored are historic commercial fabric/identity; private sector support and organizational capacity; public committment; physical layout allowing the creation of a Main Street district; and need.

A: Does the Main Street program award grants?

A: No, Main Street is a self-help program. Cities, in most cases, fund the program. However, local incentive grant programs are often established.