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Monett earns $23,500 Main Street grant

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A training grant worth $23,500 has been awarded to Monett through the Main Street program to help downtown revitalization.

The grant application was the last project completed by D.J. Miller, who served as Monett's downtown coordinator. The grant covers a two-year period and requires a $9,400 or 40 percent match.

According to Monett City Administrator Dennis Pyle, the match has been provided through the Main Street partnership between the city, the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Betterment Group.

The grant comes through Missouri Main Street Connection, the statewide coordinating organization for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street program in Missouri. The organization is under contract to administer the Missouri Main Street program.

The purpose of the grant is to implement a comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization. Aids from Missouri Main Street Connection will help develop a written work plan for the local Main Street program and establish a broad-based organizational team.

The team will have committees relating to organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

Two on-site service visits will take place annually.

Notification that the grant had been awarded was received on July 26. The acceptance letter stated a start-up consultation will be held in September.


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I've come to the conclusion the city of Monett would definitely not be in favor of a 'balanced budget', like the country is discussing. No, we want OTHER people to pay for revitalizing Broadway and we want OTHER people to pay for our water treatment. I think it is obscene that we have come to accept that some people can have the full time job (grant writer) of figuring out clever ways to get other peoples' money for their own specific projects. You will claim I am naive and ignorant of 'how things get done'. I would counter that it is naive and ignorant (and possibly immoral) to believe that things can continue 'to get done' this way indefintely.

-- Posted by common-tater on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 5:33 PM


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