Time & Submission Dates Subject to Change.
Must be a member to take advantage of all Program Incentives offered by Main Street Atmore.
Façade Enhancement Grant Program- up to $2,000.00 which can be applied toward paint, replacement or additions of awnings, door and/or window improvements, replacement or improvement of existing signs, new signs, new façade applications or repairs to damaged or visually unpleasant exterior walls, renovations which complement the historic characteristics or buildings, and replacement or uncovering of architectural features of building (ex. the removal of tin to uncover original transoms or brick façade). Please review the full guidelines in the application found here. Applications can be turned in at the City Hall during regular business hours. We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2021.
Preservation tax incentives are a credit that can be taken on your federal income tax amounting to 10% of the cost of the work to renovate historic buildings. www.nps.gov (Choose "Links to Past" and then "Grants & Assistance")
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program includes a 20% income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings
The 2017 Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is a 25% refundable tax credit available for private homeowners and owners of commercial properties who substantially rehabilitate historic properties that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and are 60 years old or older. The tax credit provides jobs, increases the tax base, and revitalizes existing buildings and infrastructure, while preserving and rehabilitating Alabama's historic properties.
A tax credit for eligible small businesses that incur expenses to provide access to persons with disabilities. The expenses must be to enable the small business to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. www.irs.gov (Form 8826-IRS)
Producing Historic Buildings: The Wallace Property Relief Constitutional Amendment allows commercial, rental or industrial property to be assessed at the residential rate if the property is deemed historical. This equals a 50% property tax reduction.
Members of Main Street Atmore will also get a detailed site page for their thriving business on the Main Street Atmore website. The page will be linked through our directory page where potential consumers can go and learn more about the business. The page itself includes a beautiful storefront photo, the address and contact details for the business, the owner's headshot and brief bio, a list of the working hours, and a sample of services or products that your business provides.
As part of our Economic Vitality mission, Main Street is committed to providing training and professional development opportunities for downtown businesses. We host 4 quarterly Lunch and Learn programs featuring experts on different topics facing downtown businesses. Meetings (and lunch) are free for downtown members.
We know that connections and networking are important, so Main Street Atmore hosts merchant meetings each year for downtown businesses and managers. These meetings allow Main Street staff to provide updates on things going on in the district along with getting feedback on potential challenges or issues.