The Town of Rangely Receives $53,120 Main Street Open for Business Grant
By: Jeannie R. Caldwell - The Rangely Review
TREAD, Rangely’s Main Street Program, and the Town of Rangely, are excited to announce they received a Main Street Open for Business (MSOB) grant in the amount of $53,126.00. Rangely was one of thirteen communities in the state of Colorado to receive MSOB grant funds.
MSOB supports façade improvements and energy efficiency projects for businesses in the state’s traditional downtowns with funding set aside by Senate Bill 21-252 for the Colorado Main Street Program. The initiative is designed to increase sales and revenue for rehabilitated buildings, reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills, and create jobs while retaining existing ones.
Rangely became a Main Street community in August of 2020. The Main Street Board consists of an Executive Director, five Board Members and four Advisors.
Colorado Main Street is an exemplary program which offers support for community-led downtown revitalization. Main Street communities thrive by providing a customizable framework to focus efforts, energy, and resources to create a more vibrant community. Proven revitalization strategies and needed organization help communities identify and leverage opportunities and resources. By focusing on current community strengths and assets, the Colorado Main Street Program is a catalyst to move communities forward, one step at a time.
Rangely has seen many upgrades and grants over the past year to assist with revitalization via the Main Street program.