Minnesota Main Street Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$292,107
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Preservation
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$292,107
Direct expenses
$292,107
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.25
Project Overview

Partners: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (primary), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota Tourism Center, Minnesota Design Team

The Minnesota Main Street Program is a proven, comprehensive strategy that helps communities create new jobs and businesses while preserving their historic downtowns. The Minnesota Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office is working with the partners listed above to implement Minnesota Main Street, which provides the tools, training, information and networking communities need to revitalize their business districts. There are currently four Minnesota Main Street Designated Communities: Faribault, New Ulm, Red Wing and Willmar. In the first three quarters of 2012, these cities gained 64 full-time jobs and 15 new businesses in their communities. Volunteers contributed more than 5,200 hours. These cities also saw 25 building rehabilitation projects completed, valued at over $700,000. In addition, there are more than 20 Associate Member communities that receive access to networking opportunities and discounted admissions to trainings.

Project Details
Partner Organizations: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota Tourism Center and the Minnesota Design Team New applications are being accepted for the Minnesota Main Street Program, a proven, comprehensive strategy that helps communities revitalize and preserve their historic downtowns. The Minnesota Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office is working with the partners listed above to implement the program, which provides communities the tools, training, information and networking they need to revitalize their downtowns.
Project Manager
First Name
Britta
Last Name
Bloomberg
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3466