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Downtown on the Rise!

Our Design Grant Program will fund exterior improvements to commercial buildings located in the downtown historic district only. This grant program is funded by a Facade Improvement Grant from the State of Tennessee.

Public Info Session 

Date TBD | 5:00 pm

Chamber of Commerce Community Room (110 S. Court Square)

During this session, we'll touch base on basics of the Design Program, the timeline and eligibility requirements, relevant info on the Historic District, and also answer any questions. 

Funding can go towards facade improvements (front, side and/or rear) such as awning removal and replacement, brick cleaning and repairs, window repair or replacement, signage repairs, storefront renovation etc. It could also fund safety improvements – examples such as handicap ramp, railings, backdoor accessible with wheel chair for customers, etc. All projects must start after the grant recipient has signed a grant contract. We cannot provide funding for work that has already started.

For more information on our program, check out our Design Grant Guidelines.

Requests for an application click here.


Main Street McMinnville and our Design Committee members are here to walk you through the grant process. We're excited to work with you to create a better downtown! We're available to answer questions, explain the steps, and offer technical assistance as you fill out the application.


Please don't hesitate to contact us at:


Katie Kemezis

Executive Director of Main Street McMinnville