The Colorado Main Street Program helps communities build local capacity toward downtown revitalization. Each local program sets a vision for its community and consistently works toward achieving that vision. Colorado Main Street staff provides technical assistance, training, and small financial grants to help communities work toward these prerequisites and requirements.
Our Affiliate option is a way to express your interest in the program, and is open to all Colorado cities and towns. While this tier receives limited services from DOLA, it does not have any prerequisites or requirements, it does connect you to the Main Street network. Simply complete this online application and submit a letter of interest from the town.
Official Main Street communities receive a full range of technical assistance, training, consulting services, mini-grants (ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 annually), and scholarships. The application requires you to have a steering committee or board of directors, volunteers or staff who have reviewed the Main Street Approach, a dedicated champion to act as a point of contact, a strategic plan, community awareness, and support from the public and private sectors. If interested, please contact Colorado Main Street staff; we are happy to explore the program with you and your community.
Quarterly newsletters and monthly “The Main Thing” publications