Florida Department of State: Florida Main Street Application Cycle

June 4, 2020

The application period for the Florida Main Street program has opened.  Florida Main Street is a technical assistance program with the goal of revitalizing historic downtowns and encouraging economic development within the context of historic preservation.

Since 1985, Florida Main Street has offered technical assistance to Main Street programs across the state. The program is a part of a network of 46 nationally recognized programs throughout the country. Florida Main Street is administered by Division of Historical Resources under the Florida Department of State. The program is affiliated with the National Main Street Center and utilizes the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach® which offers a framework for community-based revitalization initiatives.   

The FAR notice can be viewed at: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/View_Notice.asp?id=23299417

A copy of the application can be requested by contacting either katherine.beck@dos.myflorida.com or laura.cicone@dos.myflorida.com

Former Main Street communities can be reorganized without utilizing the application process.  Contact me for details if you are interested in reestablishing a former program.