Main Street America and General Motors announced the recipients of their GM on Main Street Grant Program, awarding six $25,000 placemaking grants to nonprofit organizations and municipal government entities across the country.
The Little 5 Points Business Association was among the grantees, for their Findley Plaza Patio Programming Plan. They plan to install tables and chairs in Findley Plaza for customers to eat and relax on and help provide summer programming and entertainment for the community.
“I’m beyond ecstatic about how this grant will help liven the L5P atmosphere, said L5PBiz President Kelly Stocks. “I am looking forward to having an awesome summer with the new changes in the Little 5 Points community!”
The Little 5 Points Business Association plans to implement the Findley Plaza Patio Programming in starting in June 2023 through the Fall.
In 2022, General Motors and Main Street America created the grant program to fund innovative placemaking initiatives in local commercial districts near GM facilities. Grantees were selected based on the project’s placemaking-focus, innovation and creativity, inclusivity, feasibility, and replicability.
“General Motors is proud to have collaborated with Main Street America to support nonprofits and municipal government entities as they introduce place-making projects in their local communities,” said Terry Rhadigan, GM Vice President of Corporate Giving. “We look forward to seeing these inclusive, innovative projects come to life over the coming months for each of these communities to enjoy.”
The GM on Main Street Awardees include:
The Alley Project: Broadway’s Back Door | Lorain, Ohio
Mejorar Marine Park | Tarrant, Texas
Little 5 Points Plaza Patio | Atlanta, Georgia
A New Vision for Historic Dorr Street | Lucas, Ohio
Foodie Commons | Flint, Michigan
Dave Grohl Alley Improvement Project | Trumball, Ohio
To learn more about the GM on Main Street grant program and the grantees, click here: https://www.mainstreet.org/blogs/national-main-street-center/2023/02/22/announcing-the-gm-on-main-street-grantees