Gov. Reeves signs bills allowing main streets across the state to receive state grants

Governor Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2359 giving main street associations the ability to apply for state grants.

The Mississippi Main Street Revitalization Grant Program Act will allow cities to apply for grants for downtown revitalization.

These applications will be reviewed by the Mississippi Main Street Association. Each city’s main street or downtown association could receive a maximum of $500,000 to spend on the revitalization of these areas.

Applicants will need to list what the money is for and await approval. The goal is for these grants to help bring an economic impact to these areas.

Gulfport’s Main Street is the second largest in the state. Gulfport Main Street Association Executive Director Kristen Garriga said, “We’ve used this year as a rebrand and a rebuild year. So, we’re really expecting and we’re really excited to put in our application and put our name in the hat for some of the program grants. So, we can plan big, ask big, and have big results in the downtown area this year.”

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