2011 Virginia Main Street Downtown Improvement Grants to include new CSX partnership

Applications are now being accepted from Designated Virginia Main Street (VMS) Communities for the 2011 Downtown Improvement Grants. Traditionally capped at $2,500 for special Main Street  projects, Downtown Improvement Grants will be available in amounts up to $7,500 for the four Designated VMS Communties served by CSX Transportation lines, thanks to a generous matching grant from the corporation.

CSX Transportation operates a 21,000 route-mile rail network serving major population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, including connections to more than 230 short line and regional railroads.  VMS communities served by CSX are: Franklin, Lynchburg, Waynesboro, and Winchester. Virginia Main Street thanks CSX Transportation for this support of downtown revitalization in Virginia. 

Downtown Improvement Grants are only available for Designated Virginia Main Street Communities, and applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6.  

Read about the projects and outcomes of last year’s funding cycle, or view the grant announcements below:

Grant announcement for Designated VMS Communities served by CSX >> PDF
Grant announcement for other Designated VMS Communities >> PDF