The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) has awarded funds to 12 Main Street Communities, including Booneville, that applied for Community Development Grants for 2021-22 to incentivize development, improvement, and revitalization in their historic downtown business districts throughout Mississippi.

MMSA Designated Communities were able to apply for individual funds of up to $2,500 with a required matching investment for shovel-ready brick and mortar projects as well as consulting services that may be used to carry out the local Main Street organization’s program of work.

The Community Development Grant may be used for a wide range of projects as long as the project’s purpose supports the revitalization goals of the community.

“MMSA is delighted to award these Main Street Designated Communities with community development project funds that will help them achieve their downtown revitalization goals,” said Thomas Gregory, MMSA State Coordinator. “Providing financial assistance to our communities is just one of many ways that MMSA supports and empowers our Main Street communities in Mississippi.”

Booneville Main Street will use grant funds to help purchase and install wayfinding signage along the city corridors that would improve the two main gateways into the downtown district and enhance beautification and positively impact future tourism growth and development for the city.

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