Background Image Alternative Text: STR logo - red flower petals with yellow circle in center and purple "leaves"
Background Image Alternative Text: STR logo - red flower petals with yellow circle in center and purple "leaves"

Small Town Revitalization

Communities should fill out the survey by July 31, 2024 to be eligible to apply for funding.

SMALL TOWN REVITALIZATION in purple with "Reimagine, Reshape, Revitalize Your Community" under

The Small Town Revitalization, STR, is a community-focused placemaking and revitalization program supported by the Small Town Center.

The STR program is seeking input to help reimagine, reshape and revitalize your community. Take the Small Town Revitalization survey here (or scan the QR code below) to be eligible to apply for funding from the STR later this year!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the application be available?

  • The Small Town Revitalization application opens on August 1, 2024.

Does the survey count as my application?

  • No, but you must take the survey to be eligible to apply for STR funding. The STR survey is available here.

What qualifies as a “small” town? How do I know if my town is eligible?

  • Any town or community in Mississippi is eligible to apply.

When will I know if my town was selected?

  • We will announce funding recipients on September 16, 2024.

How many communities will be chosen?

  • This depends on needs identified in the surveys and how much funding is needed to meet those needs.

If my community is selected, when will funding be available and work on my project start?

  • Once we select the recipients of the STR funding, we will work with each individual community to develop a timeline that fits their project. We will be working with funding recipients at varying times over the next 3 years.

How much money will communities receive?

  • This depends on a lot of factors. We will describe the rubric in the application process.

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The STR application will open on August 1, 2024.

Follow us on social media (@smalltowncenter) to stay up to date on announcements and information about the STR!