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Reporting System

The information collected in this system is used by the Florida Division of Historical Resources to better understand what is occurring in each of the  Main Streets Communities on a quarterly basis. Information that is self-reported in this system by the individual communities will be reviewed by Florida Main Street and is used to satisfy the National Main Streets Center's Accreditation Standards.

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Cumulative Reporting Statistics to Date

  • Private Investment: $1,343,456,410
  • Public Investment: $1,521,426,843
  • Net Jobs: 27,246
  • Net Businesses: 9,387
  • Volunteer Hours: 171,478


Job Opportunities

Church Street District Executive Director, Orlando

The Church Street District Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution, implementation and documentation of activities and initiatives of Church Street District (CSD), a non- profit organization. The CSD is part of Orlando Main Streets, a Main Street America accredited program. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and works in a collaborative manner to determine the overall development objectives, action plans, and strategic direction of the organization in the best interest of Downtown Orlando and its member stakeholders. The Executive Director will act as a liaison to the City of Orlando, dues-paying members and other CSD stakeholders. The Executive Director will work consistently and enthusiastically to promote development, unification and growth through various marketing and event initiatives. The Executive Director will cultivate relationships with downtown businesses, property owners and the broader business community to identify and secure grant-funding, sponsorships, and memberships. The Executive Director will act as CSD’s primary point of contact for their marketing agency of record for all aspects of the CSD’s destination marketing campaign. The Executive Director will supervise the positions of Associate Director, Church Street District and Permit and Events Coordinator, and all the responsibilities that those positions entail. The Executive Director will also be expected to perform all administrative functions associated with Main Street activities.

Essential Job Functions 

  • Serve as the grassroots organizer to address key issues facing the Church Street District such as advocating for parking incentives, event permit improvements, clean-up, lighting, façade and art grants, development projects, street closures,
  • Host quarterly merchant meetings, property owner meetings, and downtown-specific business education meetings as needed
  • Recruit and retain members both in and around the Church Street District
  • Plans and executes block parties, large-scale events and small programming activations to continually enhance the guest experience on Church The Director is responsible for making sure events are financially profitable and that they align with Church Street District’s mission and vision
  • Executive Director assumes overall responsibility for all aspects of CSD Executive Director is also responsible for managing contractors hired to carry-out event specific responsibilities
  • Oversees ongoing 18A event permit documents in collaboration with the City of Orlando
  • Promotes the CSD as a viable venue Recruits third party, quality, event programming to the Church Street District and oversees those event logistics and communication efforts under the CSD 18A events permit.
  • Facilitates holiday programming and décor in partnership with ShopCore Properties and City of Orlando
  • Actively work to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to create new revenue sources
  • Strategically identify and lead the effort to leverage additional revenue via large corporate donors
  • Actively work to capitalize on the tourism within the greater Orlando area, creating opportunities for convention attendees to make Church Street District one of their desired destinations
  • Develops and maintains the budget as a whole and individual project budgets within. Coordinates with bookkeeper, treasurer and/or board president to provide updates for the Orlando Main Street quarterly reports and to the CSD board as
  • Provides monthly Executive Director updates at CSD board
  • Oversees CSD project-based committees; participates regularly in committee planning and meetings
  • Creates and maintains a cooperative working relationship with existing and news business owners/operators, residents, and local
  • Maintains and disseminates information pertaining to the district as a whole, specific projects, and event
  • Fosters and maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with City of Orlando staff including but not limited to: the Downtown Development Board staff, planning department, traffic, parking and engineering, code enforcement officials and Orlando Police Department
  • Director should have an in-depth understanding of CRAs and be able to accurately articulate the role it plays in fostering downtown
  • Fosters and maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with dues paying members
  • Provides excellent customer service and communication to all CSD members and stakeholders. Must be able to work with all personality types, and must excel at conflict resolution and problem
  • Must be a self-starter with a proven ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects at a time. Must prove to have strong listening skills
  • Must excel in research and implementation of new ideas; creating an understanding and buy- in among stakeholders and other impacted parties
  • Manage all social media accounts including the CSD Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts
  • Manage the Church Street District website content

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Community Development, Community Relations or similar area of expertise is required. Must have at least 2 years experience working in stakeholder relations and membership recruitment, and 3+ years experience planning and hosting events.

Downtown revitalization experience and previous experience working with or for a municipality or CRA board preferred.

Competitive salary range: $55,000 – $65,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Opportunities for an additional $10,000+ annually through bonus incentives. Competitive health insurance package. Dental and vision not included. Two weeks paid vacation and paid attendance to National Main Street Conference provided annually.

Submit resumes to [email protected] by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2019.


REDI Eligible Communities List

Section 288.0656, Florida Statutes, establishes the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) to better serve Florida's rural communities by providing a more focused and coordinated effort among state and regional agencies that provide programs and services for rural areas.

Click Here to See the 2019 List of Eligible Communities


Applying for a Grant
  • Small Matching Grants: Newly-designated Main Street Programs can apply for a Small Matching Start-up Grant. Main Street Programs that have been inactive for 10 years can apply for a Small Matching Re-Start-up Grant. Active Main Street Programs can apply for other types of Small Matching Grants for up to $50,000 with no match requirement (except for the Historical Markers type, which requires a 1:1 match)
  • Special Category Grants: The Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, provides state and federal funds for historic preservation. The purpose of this program is to provide funding, in the form of grants, to assist local, regional, and state-wide efforts to preserve significant historic and archaeological resources and promote knowledge and appreciation of the history of Florida.
  • Visit Florida: VISIT FLORIDA administers several reimbursement grant programs to assist tourism businesses with marketing their business and publicizing the tourism advantages to the State of Florida.
  • Competitive Florida Partnership Grant: The grant program provides technical assistance, additional resources and staff support to help identify local assets and create asset-based economic development strategies for communities. The grants are for one year and are available to municipalities and counties across the state.
  • Community Planning Technical Assistance Grant: The grants assist municipalities and counties in creating economic development strategies, addressing critical local planning issues and promoting innovative planning solutions to local challenges. Regional planning councils may also be eligible for grant projects at a regional scale that benefit more than one community. CPTA grant funding is delivered to the community or regional planning council after it completes deliverables identified in the grant agreement.
  • Florida Defense Infrastructure Grant Program 
  • Florida Defense Reinvestment Grant Program 
  • Community Development Block Grant Program: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The primary statutory objective of the program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. This general objective is achieved by concentrating on activities which benefit low- and moderate-income families. The program can also aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, and under unique circumstances, the State may also use its funds to meet urgent community development needs. A need is considered urgent if it poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and has arisen in the past 18 months.
  • Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP): The National Park Service is now accepting applications for $5 million in grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country that are listed in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places through the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. 
  • Division of Cultural Affairs: Division grants that support Florida's cultural organizations include General Program Support, Specific Cultural Projects, Fast Track Projects, State Touring, Cultural Facilities, and Cultural Endowments. Individual Artist Fellowships recognize outstanding creative work by Florida artists.



New Market Tax Credits

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing.

Click Here to Go to CDFI Site



Florida Resource Directory

The Florida Resource Directory is a searchable database which can be searched by Agency, Category of Assistance, Program or Keywords. Once you have found a program in which you are interested, you can print the page or access the associated website and/or link to the program's contact for more detailed information and/or an application. 

Click Here to Go to Resource Directory 




Advocacy is about building a relationship with your elected official. Provide them with information on the issues that matter most to you, and let them know about the good work Main Street is doing in their district. The most effective advocates are able to concisely make the case for arts and culture.

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Hurricane Disaster Relief 
  • Emergency Info This is the main page for up to date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Michael.
  • Disaster Mitigation for Historic Structures: Protection Strategies: This manual is a continuation of coordinated work between the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and 1000 Friends of Florida to improve the integration of historic preservation and disaster preparedness. This joint agency project previously produced a manual entitled "Disaster Planning for Florida's Historic Resources" which identified a number of steps that communities can take a prepare for a disaster and minimize its impacts on historic resources. As a follow up, this manual's focus is an actual mitigation options for individual historic structures. 
  • Legal Assistance : A legal aid hotline is now available for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney: 1-866-550-2929
  • Business Disaster Recovery AssistanceIf your business was adversely impacted by a state or federally-declared disaster, your business may qualify for a no-interest state and/or a low-interest federal business disaster loan.
  • Housing Assistance Florida residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Michael may search for available housing using as well as and Alabama 2-1-1.
  • Drying Out Water Damaged Buildings
  • Protecting Florida's History from Hazards
  • Fore more information on Disaster Recovery resources, including how to treat damaged historic properties click HERE.