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City of Statesville Is Awarded ElectriCities’ Downtown Revitalization Grant

ElectriCities has awarded a Downtown Revitalization Grants to the City of Statesville, which will receive $10,000 to help achieve its downtown revitalization goals and spur downtown economic development.

The City of Statesville will use its funds to cover more than 20 large electric boxes downtown with local community art from the school system, established artists, and local flavor art wraps. The enhanced boxes will improve the aesthetic of Statesville’s downtown that’s rich with historical architecture and beautiful city-scaped sidewalks with trees and flowers.

ElectriCities awards the competitive Downtown Revitalization Grants twice a year—each spring and fall—to its members in the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) and in North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1). Grant proceeds must be used for projects that advance the community’s downtown revitalization goals and are approved by the city or town manager or chief executive.

The next cycle for ElectriCities Downtown Revitalization Grants opens in September 2023.