Downtown areas are the hub of a community, offering services, entertainment, commercial activities, historical buildings, and residential opportunities. Unfortunately, over time, some municipalities' centers have become shells of their former selves, as local businesses have closed or moved to the periphery in response to competition. Other downtown areas are doing well, and provide a strong basis growth. No matter the current status, it usually takes a combination of public and private investment to develop a downtown center. Toward that end we have compiled a selection of grants that can help with these efforts, starting with grants for planning assistance.