GOED Main Street program to grant up to $30K for Reno ReTrac project

Conceptual view of the ReTRAC Plaza in downtown Reno. Mural by Brad Carney.

Conceptual view of the ReTRAC Plaza in downtown Reno. Mural by Brad Carney. Courtesy: Dave Cubberly, Stantec

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced May 20 it’s awarding grants totaling $126,034 for six Nevada communities as part of the agency’s Nevada Main Street Program.

“All of these projects will help create a sense of place and celebrate unique main street districts in each community,” Patty Herzog, GOED Director of Rural Economic and Community Development, said in a statement.

The grants are as follows:

  • Reno: Up to $30,000 for illumination of the ReTrac Plaza Mural in downtown Reno, between the Eldorado and Whitney Peak.
  • Gardnerville: $9,750 to establish a Memorial Wall at Heritage Park to commemorate the dedication of Main Street volunteers.
  • Mesquite: $18,884 to install a public art feature and provide artistic wraps for utility boxes in partnership with the Mesquite Public Arts Commission.
  • Tonopah: $30,000 to install 3-D custom-made metal artwork on handrails along Main Street, and to paint an interactive 3-D-mural on the outside of the Tonopah Convention Center.
  • Wells: $17,000 for a “Paint the Town” project to restore historical paint colors to commercial buildings in the Main Street district.
  • Ely: Up to $20,400 for expansion of the Ely Mural Project.

According to a May 20 press release from GOED, all grant awards will be matched with local funding and donated services.

Since 2019, the Nevada Main Street program has awarded 19 grants for $375,000 to support downtown revitalization.


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