Main Street goes statewide in New York
New York municipalities now have access to a little more help from the state in making their Main Streets into vital economic engines.
A new law signed by Gov. David Paterson in September has expanded the reach of the five-year-old New York Main Street program, through which local governments in the state can apply for downtown revitalization grants from the state’s Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The new law also increases the maximum grant amount available through the program from $200,000 to $500,000.
“Local governments now have access to the tools they need to attract new businesses, create jobs and improve their neighborhood centers so that both businesses and citizens will continue to thrive throughout New York,” Paterson said in a statement.