Recently, Governor Northam announced that four Exploring Main Street (EMS) communities will be awarded Community Vitality Grants (CVG) to support projects aimed at revitalizing historic commercial districts, expanding small businesses, and growing local economies. Learn more about the grantees below!
“For more than three decades, the Virginia Main Street program has spurred economic development through revitalization and historic preservation. Downtowns are the heart and soul of so many communities across the Commonwealth, and these grants are designed to create opportunities for growth and economic sustainability, so that people want to spend time and money there.” – Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Brian Ball
The following EMS communities will receive CVG funding:
- Town of Halifax | Transforming Spaces into Great Places: Halifax Downtown Connections | $7,000
- Nelson County | Economic Vitality Support: Lovingston Market Study | $7,000
- City of Petersburg | Main Street Petersburg | $7,000
- Town of Pulaski | Pulaski Pocket Park and Mural Project | $7,000
To learn more about each project, click here to view the full press release!
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