Tennessee Downtowns

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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.

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Key Performance Indicators:

  • Award 12 grants for downtown improvement projects during 2017
  • Advance 3 Tennessee Downtowns into Main Streets between 2015 and 2018