Thank you for your interest in the inaugural San Antonio’s RevitalizeSA: Corridor Leadership Program. This intensive 9-month program focuses on revitalization and growth of local commercial corridors throughout San Antonio. This program exists to meet the needs of the growing field of commercial district practitioners’ demands for networking and professional growth.
The RevitalizeSA leadership program will be conducted in English to facilitate group communication and team development. We welcome and encourage applications from bilingual community leaders who are fluent in both English and Spanish. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided as needed so that all accepted participants can fully engage in the program.
For any questions about the program, please contact Genesis Rivera Candelaria GCandelaria@mainstreet.org, or Dionne Baux email@example.com with Main Street America or Anitra Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org with the City of San Antonio.
This year, the GM on Main Street Grant Program is awarding five $50,000 grants to nonprofit organizations and municipal government entities to implement innovative placemaking initiatives in their local districts.
Made possible by General Motors, this grant program prioritized applications that were place-making focused, innovative, inclusive, feasible, and replicable or easily scalable for other Main Street programs.
HOW TO APPLY
Review the eligibility and grant criteria to ensure your community meets application requirements. All eligible communities can submit their proposals by completing this application form and reviewing the program terms and conditions. The grant application period will close on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT.
Eligible counties were selected based on their proximity to GM facilities, so only certain counties in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas will be eligible for the program. Click here for a full list of eligible counties.
- Placemaking-focused: Proposed idea must be a local placemaking initiative located in a publicly accessible location in the downtown or commercial district. What we mean when we say placemaking.
- Innovation: Proposed idea represents innovative, experimental, creative and/ or entrepreneurial approaches to placemaking on Main Street.
- Inclusive: Main Street America believes that Main Streets are for everyone. Proposed idea must be considerate and intentionally inclusive of the whole of the local community, regardless of race, age, ability, gender, religion, socioeconomic status etc., in both its design and execution.
- Feasibility: Proposed idea is feasible given grant amount.
- Replicability: Proposed idea is something that could be modeled and/ or scaled for other Main Street programs to adopt and implement.
- Project must be able to be completed by August 31, 2024.
Applicants must be:
- A 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organization or a municipal government entity; and
- Located near a General Motors facility. See the list of eligible counties here.
- Application period: Monday, November 13 – Monday, December 11 at 10 a.m. CT.
- Project award: January 2024
- Project implementation period: February – August 2024
Learn more about the GM on Main Street Grant Program application process, eligibility requirements, and other criteria in an informational webinar taking place on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 11 a.m. CT. Click here to register now.
Program Terms & Conditions
Grantee will be required to:
- Report periodically to MSA on the implementation of the projects and their local impact. Note: report format and further instructions will be provided after grantees are selected.
- Monthly, Grantee will report program progress status.
- For the Final Report, Grantee will report: Local dollars raised or leveraged as a result of the GM On Main Street Grant Program; new partnerships created as a result of the GM On Main Street Grant Program; any replication of their grant-winning ideas in other communities
- Grantees will have until August 31, 2024 to complete their respective projects.
- The GM On Main Street Grant Program will be paid to Grantees up front and in full upon award.
- If a Grantee does not complete its project by August 31, 2024, the completion date may be extended at the sole discretion of Main Street America, or Main Street America may request that the Grantee return funds.
T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns. Apply for funding to support a community project of your choice, like revitalizing or repurposing a historic structure, creating a downtown asset or destination, or improving a space where friends and neighbors gather. Projects that add to a sense of place or could lead to further investment are of particular interest. We look forward to learning more about your town and your project.
About the Award
Since its founding, the Main Street program’s success has depended upon the vision and determination of leaders committed to community. To celebrate these directors and recognize the outstanding leadership of the Main Street program’s own founder, Main Street America introduced the Mary Means Leadership Award in 2019.
Annually at the Main Street Now conference, the award is a celebration of an outstanding leader per year and highlights the critical role that leadership plays in shaping the Main Street movement.
The Mary Means Leadership Award nomination process will be an open call to any and all leaders at local Main Street organizations and Coordinating Programs.
This campaign aims to:
· Showcase the importance of leadership to the Main Street movement.
· Provide recognition to and celebrate a diverse group of innovative Main Street leaders from across the country.
· Amplify local and/or state achievement at the national level.
Nominee must be currently employed by or volunteer (including Board Members) with a local Main Street America program, UrbanMain program, or Coordinating Program. Applicants must have an active Main Street America membership.
Open nomination process - individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
The nominations must demonstrate how the individual:
o Builds local capacity
o Leads through strategy
o Centers equity in work
o Brings together diverse stakeholders through shared vision
o Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning
o Advances community preservation ethic in their work
o Exhibits innovation and ingenuity
Supplemental Material: Letters of Support from local stakeholders, including Board, local officials, district business/property owners, residents, etc.)