The City of Brownsville has established an Intensive Block Facade Improvement Program (FIP) that provides grants to property and business owners seeking to rehabilitate commercial buildings located within the Main Street District.   For more information about the FIP, please see the program guidelines below.

​City-Led Downtown Projects

Since 2009, the City of Brownsville, in partnership with various federal, state and local entities, has invested over $55 million in Downtown Brownsville. Click on the link below for a complete list of projects.

​Design and Economic Development Assistance through the Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Main Street Program provides design and economic development assistance to participating Main Street cities.  These services are offered to individual property and business owners within the designated Main Street District at no charge.  Economic development assistance is also offered to developers exploring investment opportunities within the designated Main Street District.  

Services provided include facade renderings, SWOT analysis, Economic Impact studies and Tax Credit Assistance.  Interested parties may contact the Main Street Brownsville program office at 956-548-6156 or email to apply.  

Texas Historical Commission Provided Resources