News & Notices

Resource Alert: Main Streets and COVID-19

The National Main Street Center, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has created a repository for COVID-19 resources that may be helpful for local chambers, municipalities, planners, and business organizations. I have provided some highlights and upcoming webinars below for your use.

Please reach out to our office at for additional resources on specific topics affecting your community.

Be safe and stay well,
Shannon Cilento, Community Development & Grants Planner

Main Street America COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Crisis Main Street Checklist (PDF): As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, Main Street America has gathered some quick tips, ideas, and inspiration that your Main Street program can implement to keep your community supporting local while social-distancing or isolating.

Webinar – COVID-19 & Main Street: Supporting Local Safely: Join us for this webinar program for updates from the National Federation of Independent Businesses on the impact to the business community and current resources and guidance, followed by a panel discussion of local program directors and the work their doing to #SupportLocalSafely.

Webinar – COVID-19 & Main Street: Organizational Health Check-Up: Effectively supporting small businesses requires a strong foundation, but the COVID-19 pandemic will have short and long-term impacts on your organization’s financial health. What should you be doing now and in future weeks to review cashflow, and your varied revenue sources to keep moving forward? Join  this “check-up” to learn about how your organization should prepare to weather this crisis, think through long-term needs, and focus on your most important work.