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Homes and Community Renewal

New York Main Street (NYMS) Program

Funding Available: Up to $6.2 million 
New York Main Street Building Renovations
The New York Main Street (NYMS) program provides resources to invest in economic development and housing opportunities in downtown, mixed-use commercial districts. A primary goal of the program is to stimulate reinvestment and leverage additional funds to establish and sustain downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts. Units of Local Government or organizations incorporated under the NYS Not-for-Profit Corporation Law may apply for matching grants to assist New York's communities with Main Street and downtown revitalization efforts. Recipients may award these matching grants to reimburse building owners for renovations to downtown mixed-use buildings.

NYMS Program Guide
NYMS Resource Guide
Municipal Resolution Template
Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)

2017 New York Main Street (NYMS) Program Application Training

Twenty Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshops hosted by the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) are scheduled around the state. The schedule and registration information is available online, here: 

To supplement the CFA workshops, Office of Community Renewal staff will conduct an in depth webinar presentation for 2017 New York Main Street Program applicants. The session will include a detailed review of the program requirements, guidance on how to prepare locally for NYMS, specific application tips and Q&A sessions.