Main Street Beautification Grant

Main Street Beautification Grant

The Main Street Beautification Grant was created by the Main Streety Advisory Board with approval by the Nacogdoches City Council on August 16th. The goal of this grant is to help small businesses and building owners beautify their part of the Downtown Historic District. Our desire is to help create a vibrant, historic, inviting and welcoming community that is attractive to locals and visitors alike. Funds can be used to cover projects related to exterior painting, awning repair, signage, cleaning of structure, landscaping and other site work on the front or back of the building. 

The program is administered by the Main Street Advisory Board who reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the City Council for their final decision. Preservation funds shall be awarded to selected applicants to cover 100% of eligible project costs up to $1,500. Distribution of funds will be done on a reimbursement basis from receipts and statements provided by the applicant. 

We are hopeful that those who own a building or run a business in the Downtown Historic District will take full advantage of this grant opportunity and help us keep Downtown Nacogdoches beautiful! 

The Main Street Beautification Grant will be accepted starting on Monday, October 3rd. Grants will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Once funds are fully committed, the grant will close.  The grant application is now available here. No early submissions will be accepted. 

Your property must be located inside the Downtown National Register District to apply for a grant. See map

Applicants must submit a Main Street Beautification Grant application and a Certificate of Appropriateness application at the same time. 

Main Street Beautification Grant Checklist

Our staff is always happy to talk to property owners and applicants about the Main Street Beautification Grant. Please contact the Main Street Manager with any questions:

Jessica Sowell
Community Services Assistant Director