Award Winning MainStreet
Downtown DeLand is an award winning Florida Main Street community where we have learned to cherish our past while planning for and moving into the 21st Century. DeLand has many dedicated businesses and individuals working daily to maintain a lively and economically successful downtown.
DeLand was the first community to receive the Main Street designation in Florida and was recognized as a “Great American Main Street Award” winner in 1997 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Center. In 2017 MainStreet DeLand won the “America’s Main Streets” contest presented by IndependentWeStand.org. We are the only community to have earned both awards!
Spend a little time with us and you will find we are an authentic, thriving, great American downtown. Whether you are here for business or planning to visit our downtown, we hope you will find what you’re looking for on our website.
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
November 17 & 18 10am-5pm
DeLand Grant Program Applications Now Available
Deadline Extended from November 1 to November 20, 2018 at 4pm
Total CRA Grant Funds Available: $20,000
Total Gateway Grant Funds Available: $20,000
Application deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The CITY OF DELAND, through the MainStreet DeLand Association, is now accepting applications for six competitive grant programs designed to encourage building improvements within the downtown redevelopment area. Grant application packages are available from MainStreet DeLand Association located on the first floor of the Fish Building located at 100 N. Woodland Boulevard, Suite 4, DeLand. They are also available at the first floor reception counter in the Building Division Department at DeLand City Hall located at 120 South Florida Avenue. A total of $20,000 in grant funds is available to be awarded among the six different CRA Grant Programs. There is also $20,000 available for the City Gateway Grant Program. Detailed information on each grant with linked maps of the CRA and Gateway Districts maybe accessed on line at the City’s Website at: https://www.deland.org/resources/downtown-cra-and-gateway-grant-programs.