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Grant program to assist with downtown fa’ade improvement

Main Street Corydon is now accepting applications for a 50-50 grant program to improve building facades in historic downtown Corydon in preparation for the state’s bicentennial celebration in 2016.
The program will fund up to 50 percent of project costs, not to exceed $10,000, for improvements made to enhance the exterior fa’ade of a building in the historic downtown business district as defined by these boundaries: High Street (northern boundary), Water Street (western boundary), Poplar Street (southern boundary) and Mulberry Street (eastern boundary).
Funds are available through Dec. 31 of this year.
‘We are thankful that Harrison County Community Foundation is investing in the work of Main Street Corydon by providing the source of funds for this grant,’ Catherine Turcotte, executive director of Main Street Corydon, said. ‘The bicentennial committee has set a goal for our community of ‘Pristine in 2016,’ and this program will help our community achieve that goal.’
Applications for the program are available from Main Street Corydon, 111 W. Walnut St. in Corydon and on the website Any questions can be directed to Turcotte at 812-738-0120 or by email at [email protected]
Applicants will be evaluated by the Main Street Corydon design committee, made up of 12 community volunteers with design expertise. The two criteria for grant awards are the building’s need for improvement and the project’s adherence to Main Street’s Architectural Guidelines (available online at
Main Street Corydon’s mission is to make downtown Corydon a place that attracts, welcomes and refreshes residents, business owners and visitors with its excellence and energy, through historic preservation, cultural vitality and entrepreneurial spirit.