COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM)

Overview

The COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program will provide financial assistance to the community revitalization organizations dedicated to community and economic development in older and historic downtowns, commercial districts, and neighborhoods according to the principles of the Elm Street and Main Street Approaches. The program, supported by Keystone Communities funding, is intended to assist Elm Street and Main Street organizations that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Uses

Eligible applicants may apply for operational support costs as outlined in the program guidelines.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must employ a paid professional manager or coordinator responsible for the administration of the revitalization strategy/program.

  • Designated Keystone Main Street, Keystone Elm Street, or Keystone Communities Organizations
    • Organizations in designation status between March 1, 2020 through the application period and in good standing with designation requirements.
  • 2020 Nationally Accredited Main Street Programs
    • Organizations awarded the distinction of national accreditation by the National Main Street Center.
  • Community development organizations
    • Organization must be dedicated to community and economic development in older and historic downtowns, commercial districts, and neighborhoods following the principles of the Main Street and Elm Street Approaches as defined in the Keystone Communities Program Designations guidelines.

Funding

Maximum grant requests and awards:

  • Designated Keystone Main Street, Keystone Elm Street, and Keystone Communities may request up to $50,000.
  • All other applicants may request up to $50,000 or 50% of annual operating budget, whichever is less.

Eligible expenses may not include costs paid for with other state or federal relief funding.

How to Apply

See program guidelines.

Additional Information

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