Main Street Program

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As of February 10, 2010, the City of Eagle Pass has once again joined the Main Street Program. Eagle Pass was one of the first five cities in the Main Street Program when it was chartered in 1981 and was accepted back into the program as a recertified Main Street program.

A Main Street Dedication Ceremony was held with special guest, First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry at the historic Downtown Maverick County Courthouse.

PROJECTS

If you have a business or own a building in the Central Business District you may qualify for the Eagle Pass Main Street Façade Improvement Grant. 

View photos of the various projects our program has helped with in our community.

ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS

Façade grants focus on exterior work on storefronts, as well as roof and foundation work on commercial buildings located in the Central Business District. To receive grant for roof and/or foundation improvements, project must include façade restorations also. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. The grant application may be submitted at any time during the calendar year. Funding is awarded on a first come, first serve basis until all funding is depleted. Funding is replenished each fiscal year (Oct. - Sept.)
  2. A complete application can be submitted by email or in person to the economic development department, and must include the following documents:
    • Proof of Ownership/Notarized Affidavit signed by Owner in support of project (copy of deed)
    • Completed W-9 Form
    • Proof of the building being adequately insured
    • Proof of local entity tax compliance; must be current with City taxes (or on payment plan)
    • Pictures of the current state of the building
    • Detailed design/rendering of proposed improvements (From THC or chosen professional)
    • Three (3) quotes from three qualified contractors 
  3. Application will be presented to Main Street Advisory Board.
  4. If plans changed, the newly revised plans must be submitted to the Main Street Advisory Board prior to undertaking changes.
  5. Once approved, the property owner must register with the City of Eagle Pass as a vendor to receive grant payment.
  6. Once project is completed the property owner must submit receipts of cost to receive grant. Grant may not exceed $20,000.00

The Economic Development Department recently conducted a Downtown Living Survey 2020, which had a great response. This survey will serve as a tool to further revitalize our downtown. In the link below you can view a two page report that contains information on the walkability and safety of downtown; as well as which businesses and restaurants respondents would like to see more of.

click here to view the Downtown Living 2020 Report