Main Street Eureka Springs receives $25K AHPP grant

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Main Street Eureka Springs executive director Jacqueline Wolven (second from left) accepts a $25,000 grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, which oversees Main Street Arkansas. Attending the presentation were (from left) Jimmy Bryant, director of Arkansas Heritage; Main Street Eureka Springs treasurer Dee Bright, Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism secretary Stacy Hurst, North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick and Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde.
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Main Street Eureka Springs was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), which oversees Main Street Arkansas, at a grant ceremony in Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock on June 11.

Grants are awarded annually to designated Main Street and Downtown Network programs, ranging from $3,000 to $25,000. That means Main Street Eureka Springs received the highest amount possible.

The grants are classified as Downtown Revitalization Grants and last year were used to help communities purchase and distribute needed PPE and other items during the COVID-19 crisis. This year, the program is encouraging Main Street community to think big.

Some of the larger projects AHPP is challenging Main Street programs to take on include streetscape improvements, facade rehabilitation, support for local businesses in establishing online order and pick-up services, outdoor dining spaces an interior renovations.

The AHPP is an agency of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. For more information about the Main Street program, contact Main Street Arkansas at info@arkansaspreservation.com or visit the website at www.MainStreetArkansas.com.

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