From the eastern plains to the western slope, Colorado Main Street communities can be found across the state. While each is unique in size, history, and culture, they share a common element: enthusiastic stakeholders with a strong desire for community revitalization.
Official Main Street Communities
Official Main Street communities receive a full range of technical assistance, training, consulting services, mini-grants (ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 annually), and scholarships. The application requires you to have a steering committee or board of directors, volunteers or staff who have reviewed the Main Street Approach, a dedicated champion to act as a point of contact, a strategic plan, community awareness, and support from the public and private sectors.
The above map of Colorado displays both official Colorado Main Street programs and affiliates.
Affiliated Main Street Communities
Our Affiliate option is a way to express your interest in the program, and is open to all Colorado cities and towns. While this tier receives limited services from DOLA, it does not have any prerequisites or requirements, it does connect you to the Main Street network. Simply complete this online application and submit a letter of interest from the town.
Akron, Alamosa, Aurora (Cultural Arts District), Bayfield, Bennett, Berthoud, Brighton, Buena Vista, Cañon City, Cedaredge, Center, Colorado Springs (Old Colorado City), Commerce City, Cortez, Craig, Creede, Eads, Eaton, Edgewater, Firestone, Flagler, Fleming, Florence, Fort Morgan, Fraser, Frederick, Fruita, Genoa, Georgetown, Grand Lake, Green Mountain Falls, Gunnison, Haxtun, Hayden, Holly, Hotchkiss, Idaho Springs, Johnstown, Julesburg, Keenesburg, Kersey, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Kremmling, Larkspur, Limon, Longmont, Loveland, Mancos, Mead, Minturn, Monte Vista, Monument, Mountain Village, Naturita, Nederland, Norwood, Nucla, Red Cliff, Rocky Ford, Sedgwick, Siebert, Springfield, Sterling, Timnath, Walden, Walsenburg, Wiggins, Wray