WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) today announced that the National Park Service (NPS) is awarding $662,000 to Louisiana’s Main Street program, part of a national effort to revitalize small-city downtowns and urban neighborhoods to foster economic growth.
This is the first year the NPS is awarding grants through its Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP). Louisiana is one of just nine states receiving this grant this year. Funding for this grant is provided by the 2018 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF).
“This money will generate economic activity and bring jobs. This is a very competitive grant, and Louisiana won. This is good,” said. Dr. Cassidy.
“Historic preservation projects have consistently proven to foster economic growth,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith. “Through the support of the National Park Service, rural communities are able to preserve their historic resources, shining a light on their unique local history and bolstering economic development.”