top of page
downtown sterling.jpg


Main Street Sterling has access to multiple funding streams to aid downtown businesses with the purchase of or repair of properties.

Based on property needs and age, additional funding may be applied for through Rice County, Kansas Commerce's Community Development Block Grants, and Kansas Historic Preservation Fund.


Stay tuned for more information on our most recent recipient of the Incentives Without Walls revolving loan funding, Clive's Staples Coffee Shop & Bakery.


The Legacy Fund is a grant designed to spruce up the exteriors of buildings within the Main Street corridor.  Small scale projects like painting, signage, and awnings can be supported based on funding availability.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.



“We know that downtowns can play a role in helping solve the housing issues throughout Kansas, but the projects are very expensive,” Kansas Main Street Director Scott Sewell said. “These grants help create new housing opportunities in these communities and will make each of these downtowns more desirable for living, shopping and investing.”

2024 Sterling R.O.O.M.S. Grant Recipient - Shay Building

David Wilson, owner of the Shay Building, received funding to build 6 new dwelling units in its second story.

The building is a two-story commercial-style structure that holds historical significance. Constructed in 1881, it stands as one of the oldest surviving buildings in Sterling’s historic downtown. 

bottom of page