Maine Downtown Center Assistance

The Maine Downtown Center Assistance (MDCA) provides funding to support activities undertaken by the Maine Downtown Center on behalf of communities addressing critical needs in established downtown areas. MDCA funds will be distributed through a set aside of CDBG funds provided to the lead community. The lead community will establish a legally binding contract with the Maine Downtown Center as approved by OCD.

Eligible activities under the MDCA are planning, capacity building, technical assistance and administration directly related to furthering the Maine Downtown Center’s objectives in building vibrant, sustainable Maine downtowns. Assistance will be available to Main Street Maine communities as well as communities not currently so designated. Assistance will be made available as determined by the Maine Downtown Center and OCD.

Maximum Grant Award: $100,000