TNECD provides the Tennessee Downtowns program for communities that want to try the Main Street America approach to downtown revitalization. The 24-month program coaches selected downtowns and their steering committees through the steps of launching an effective revitalization effort. It is a volunteer-driven, two-year program that includes community training in the Main Street America program and a $15,000 grant for a downtown improvement project. Tennessee Downtowns that graduate from the program are also eligible for Façade Improvement Grants as well as Main Street designation.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Award 12 grants for downtown improvement projects during 2017
- Advance 3 Tennessee Downtowns into Main Streets between 2015 and 2018