McPherson Main Street members in good standing can apply for financial assistance through the following grant and loan programs.
DESIGN GRANT PROGRAM
The Design Grant is funded locally through McPherson Main Street and is intended for member businesses who would like to update their building facade through signage, lighting, awnings, and general improvements. Any member may apply, but businesses located in the Downtown District receive a weighted score on the rubric. Applications and guidelines may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Through a “Memorandum of Understanding” with The Kansas Department of Commerce McPherson Main Street is able to offer Incentives without Walls (IWW), a 0% interest loan fund for member projects located in the Downtown Main Street district. These funds are intended to be gap financing and act as an incentive to create or stimulate private investment by requiring a private match of $3 for every $1 of IWW funds received. Applying for an IWW loan is a competitive process, with specific local and state guidelines. The McPherson Main Street office can give you the local requirements form and any information necessary to complete the application process. Details and sample projects can be found in the brochure below.