Main Street Washington offers a variety of services both locally and from our partners at Main Street Iowa. Some of these include the following. Contact MSW for more information and learn what we can do for you.
Main Street Washington:
- Free façade and building design consultation
The Washington Incentive Fund (WIF) seeks to provide building owners an incentive for building improvement projects within our National Register listed Historic Downtown. The grant allows Main Street Washington's Design committee to offer dollar for dollar matching grant funds to private property owners who show a need for improvements to their building whether assessing the structural integrity, removing contemporary facade materials, repairing building elements, interior rehabilitation or repairs, and/or new infill construction.
In the past 5 years Main Street Washington has given away $236,000 in matching grants through a partnership with the Washington County Riverboat Foundation which in turn have been used to 100% fund the WIF program. In the four completed grant rounds 39 buildings have been impacted and over $5 million in private matching dollars have been spent. That is a return on investment of over $9 to $1. The WIF program's goals are to stimulate economic growth and social interaction in the community through Historic Preservation and Community Reinvestment.
- Free window display consultation
- Clean Sweep’s to open downtown sidewalk improvements
Main Street Iowa Services:
MSW as a part of the Main Street Iowa network receives benefits from the staff of Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
- Design Assistance
- Business Improvement