Being a Main Street America Accredited community is a mark of distinction that signifies commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Accredited programs have a proven track record of success in planning, implementing, and measuring results that align with the Main Street Approach and have met a series of 10 national standards of performance. Check out additional details below.
- Accreditation will require an on-site visit from a National Main Street Center technical services staff member to assess if the program is meeting the 10 standards.
- Accreditation is not guaranteed, but CAMSA and NMSC will work with programs who do not achieve accreditation to build their foundation in order to achieve accreditation in future years.
- Accreditation will be good for a three-year term, as long as the CAMSA member is in good standing.
National Accreditation eligibility is available to all CAMSA members for an additional fee. Learn more.