Illinois Main Street Program

  • Wendy Bell, CMSM, Program Coordinator
  • Illinois Main Street Program
  • 414 Stratton Building,
  • Springfield, IL 62706
  • Phone: (217) 782-5990
  • Fax: (217) 782-9879
  • TDD: (800) 526-0844 or (217) 785-5946
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

The Illinois Main Street program was started in Illinois by Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra in 1993. The preservation-based, economic development program provides training and technical assistance in downtown revitalization to participating communities. The program is modeled after the successful Four-Point Approach developed by the National Main Street Center.

Who is Eligible

Must complete application process.

Application Process

Deadlines established annually.

Availability of Funds


How Funds are to be used

Types of Assistance

Year Program was established