The St. Lawrence County Seat

Financial Assistance

OPPORTUNITY FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR DOWNTOWN RENOVATION PROJECTS

2020 Canton Main Street Program Guidelines

2020 Canton Main Street Program Application

The Village of Canton intends to submit an application to the 2020 New York Main Street Grant program (NYMS) offered through the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal. The program provides matching grants to building owners for renovation of mixed-use buildings.

Project proposals are being sought that request funds to assist building renovation and improvement projects relating to façade restoration, creation and/or renovation of second story residential units, creation and/or renovation of lower-level basement commercial units, and health and safety improvements. Ancillary COVID Relief projects may also be considered in the 2020 funding round.

Canton’s historic downtown business district is the target area. Included are sections of Main Street and adjacent side streets, more specifically: 1-127 Main Street (between Riverside Drive and North Country Savings Bank), 3 East Main Street (St. Lawrence County Historical Association), 2-33 Riverside Drive (from Main Street to State Street), 8, 9, 12-14, 20-22, 21, 24 Miner Street, 1-15 Hodskin Street, 1-24 Court Street, and 1-22 Park Street. The Target Area may be refined after applications are received and projects are selected to maximize program impact, as required by the NYMS program.

Informational meetings were held on January 5, 2021 at 9am and 6pm via Zoom. To watch the video of the 6pm meeting, please click here. If you were unable to attend, please contact lrodriguez@cantonny.gov to schedule a time to answer any questions you may have, and to assist with development of your application. Program guidelines CMSP Program Guidelines 2020.

Applications will be due to the Village no later than 12pm on January 12, 2021, and are available here, or by contacting Leigh Rodriguez, Director of Economic Development, at lrodriguez@cantonny.gov.