Louisiana Main Street

This state office offers annual redevelopment incentive grant opportunities. To be eligible for redevelopment incentive grant funds, a building must be located within the downtown historic district, must be used for commercial purposes and must be at least 50 years old. In addition, all applications proposing exterior work must be approved by the Natchitoches Historic District Commission and meet the guidelines set by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The redevelopment incentive grants are reimbursable and can be used for exterior or interior rehabilitation projects.


Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission

This local commission annually offers various grants to downtown merchants and property owners for the continued development of the Historic District. Grants include façade, marketing, landscaping and retail development. The commission is comprised of volunteers and meets the third Thursday of each month at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 10 a.m.


Hankins House before


Hankins House after

Cane River National Heritage Area

The Cane River National Heritage Area offers an annual grant cycle for organizations within the Cane River region. Grants are funded in three categories: preservation and restoration, research and development. For more information on these grants, please call the Heritage Area office at (318) 356-5555 or visit

For information on any of these grants or additional funding opportunities, please call the Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746.

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Cane River Film Festival
March 23, 2018
Cane River Film Festival
March 24, 2018
Natchitoches Jazz & R&B Festival
April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
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