The purpose of the El Dorado Main Street is to enhance our downtown identity and heritage, to foster a center of activity for both business and recreation and to ensure economic stability for the heart of El Dorado through concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and business enhancement.

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Partnerships- Businesses

City of El Dorado


Commerce Bank
AseraCare Hospice


State Farm Bonnie Buckman
Sungroup Real Estate
El Dorado True Care
Security 1st Title
El Dorado USD 490
Savage Services
Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Advisors

Posh In An Upper Class Way
Farm Bureau Financial -Tom Faudere
PKHLS Architecture
Copies Plus
Wilson Chiropractic
Emprise Bank
Mediation Works, LLC.

Partnerships – Individuals

Partnerships – Non Profits

Coutt's Museum
First United Methodist Church

Partnerships- Home Based Business

Scentsy-Cindy Mann
Wildtree-Rachel Tipton
HYPR Marketing-Deanna Bonn
Tastefully Simple-Danae Johnson

New Grant for Historic District: Proposals due by March 4!

Purpose: Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP)

El Dorado Main Street has become aware of a grant opportunity offered by the Department of Interior through the National Park Service. The goal of the grant is to support the rehabilitation of historic properties of significance on a local level in order to rehabilitate, protect, and foster economic development of rural communities. 

We are requesting proposals from property owners within the Downtown El Dorado Historic District interested in including qualifying rehabilitation projects into the grant. Properties must be designated as “Contributing” or being returned to “Contributing” status by the proposed rehabilitation project. Local grant awards for individual properties may range from $100,000 not to exceed $750,000 for the total local grant program which may include multiple qualifying projects.

 The time frame is short. By Monday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. CST we request an expression of interest accompanied by a detailed project description and cost estimate.

Matching funds are not required but will be considered a competitive factor. Property owners must demonstrate how the project will be accomplished within 2 to 3 years time frame while meeting all federal and state guidelines for historic property rehabilitation. See addendum for more details.

A Main Street Historic District review committee will review all proposals and inform applicants of their status for inclusion in the HRSP Grant Proposal by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5,2019.

For more information please contact:

Emily Connell, Director

316-452-1887 (cell)

El Dorado Main Street

116 West Pine Street

El Dorado, Ks 670425

316-321-3088 (office)



  • Construction of new buildings
  • Acquisition of collections or historic sites
  • Long-term maintenance or curatorial work beyond the grant period
  • Reconstructing historic properties (creating all or a significant portion that no longer exists)
  • Moving or work on moved historic properties that are no longer eligible or listing in the NRHP
  • Cash reserves, endowments, revolving funds, or fund-raising costs
  • Work performed prior to announcement of award
  • Lobbying or advocacy activities
  • Costs for work already completed or funded through other federal programs
  • Administrative costs may not be over 25% of the total project budget
  • Miscellaneous costs, contingencies, reserves and overhead

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