Slawburger Festival Downtown Revitalization and Beautification Grant 2019

Funded by the “Slawburger Festival” Hosted by: Fayetteville Main Street & FLC Chamber of Commerce **Projects must be completed by Friday, February 26, 2021**

Applications are due by Monday, February 17, 2020 and will be announced by Friday, February 28, 2020. Only apply for this grant if you are committed to completing the project by – Friday, February 26, 2021. All building owners/tenets are prepared to use all matching grant funds requested on the application and with the understanding that funds will not be reimbursed until your project is completed and bills are paid to contractors by recipient.

The Revitalization and Beautification Grant seeks to encourage building owners and tenants to invest in properties located within the Fayetteville Main Street District (see Exhibit A), by financially assisting with appropriate exterior renovations to their buildings. The intention is to stimulate building improvements while being mindful of the historical significance and uniqueness of this district. Replacing awnings, damaged, boarded or bricked-up windows, improving main and upper level storefronts, repainting or removing paint from buildings that have been previously painted are all considered to be important priorities. Positive building appearance has been proven to increase property values, improve the marketability of space within the building and attract new businesses, residents and visitors to an area. The Revitalization and Beautification Grant is a reimbursement program and requires that the building owner or tenant contribute a minimum of 50% of the total cost of the renovation project. The maximum grant amount awarded is $2,000 (unless the Fayetteville, TN Downtown Grant Committee vote otherwise).

Download "2019 Slawburger Grant $10,000.pdf"

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Thank you to everyone who came out and those who helped make this a successful event. 
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Old buildings. New attitudes.

Fayetteville Main Street has been an active and vital part of the Community since 1990. Main Street revitalization is a comprehensive, incremental, self-help economic strategy that focuses on developing public-private partnerships in order to enhance community livability and job creation while maintaining the historic character of the district.
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Why Main Street?

• Our downtown is a reflection of how we, as a community, see ourselves and how we are perceived by others
• Our central business district is a prominent employment center
• Downtown Fayetteville is the historic commercial/government core of our community
• Our downtown represents a vast amount of public and private investment in our community
• Our downtown provides a sense of community and place
• Downtown Fayetteville is a tourist draw for Lincoln County
• A significant portion of our community’s tax base comes from the downtown
• Main Street is a good incubator for new small businesses which are the building blocks of a healthy economy

The Main Street Approach

The Main Street approach is not a quick fix, but rather one based upon the Four-Point Approach of the National Main Street Center.
Design means getting our downtown into top physical shape. Capitalizing on our assets such as historic buildings and the traditional downtown layout is just part of the story. Main Street also strives to create an inviting atmosphere through parking areas, signs, sidewalks, street lights and landscaping.
Promotion means selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects. By marketing the district’s unique characteristics through advertising, retail promotional activities, special events and marketing campaigns. Fayetteville Main Street hopes to forge a positive image to shoppers, investors, new businesses and visitors. (Please refer to the back page of this brochure for a Calendar of Events for Fayetteville Main Street.)
Organization means getting everyone working towards common goals. The tough work of building consensus and cooperation among the groups that have an important stake in our downtown can be eased by using the common-sense formula of a volunteer-driven program and an organizational structure of board and committees.
Economic Restructuring means finding new or better purposes for Main Street enterprises. Helping existing downtown businesses expand and recruiting new ones. Fayetteville Main Street converts unused space into productive property and sharpens the competitiveness of its businesses.

Fayetteville Main Street

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Governor Haslam has proclaimed the month of April as “Fair Housing Month” in Tennessee.

“In accordance with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as expanded by the Fair Housing amendments Act of 1988, it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots; in advertising the sale or rental of housing; in the financing of housing; or in the provision of real estate brokerage services. Blockbusting is also illegal.”

The Governor calls on Tennesseans to be “aware of the importance of equal housing opportunities” for all citizens.