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Community Development

In the land of opportunity, our success sits at the intersection of collaboration and community.

Whether you are a local government, Economic Development Organization (EDO), Community Action Agency or Main Street revitalization stakeholder, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce has you covered. From custom research and training programs to block grants and impact studies, we’re helping Oklahoman’s thrive. Together.

Learn about our community development solutions.

Local Governments + EDOs
In the land of opportunity, our people are our biggest assets

If you’re a local economic developer who needs custom research, access to our training programs, or support in helping make your community more competitive, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is here to help.


Promoting Oklahoma

We provide extensive services to support economic development initiatives and stimulate investment.
Block Grants

Apply for funding

CDBGs are used by rural Oklahoma communities to fund economic development projects and spur growth.
Data +

Showcase Oklahoma

Use our comprehensive selection of Data and Reports in your business attraction efforts to support claims and challenge perceptions.

Promote Buildings + Sites

Attract investment to your community with real estate listing and promotion programs from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. 

OKGrants Guides + Logon

Help documentation and support for the OKGrants Grant Management System.


Energy Efficiency Grants + Loans

Energy efficiency grants and loans for public buildings.

Community Action Agencies
In the land of opportunity, we ensure that everyone has equal access

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce oversees grants and programs aimed at reducing poverty and helping individuals achieve greater financial freedom.


Emergency Solutions Grants

Emergency Solutions Grants are administered to communities in need of efforts to alleviate homelessness.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income households lower utility costs through providing weatherization solutions.

Oklahoma Main Street Program
The Opportunity to Make a Difference

For more than 30 years, Oklahoma’s Main Street program has been pumping new life back into the heart of communities across the state. Historic preservation, downtown revitalization efforts and powerful economic stimulation combine to restore the core assets of communities and enhance the quality of life for Oklahomans.


Oklahoma's Main Street Center

Looking for information about the Main Street Program?

We provide the tools and resources you will need to establish your local historic commercial district as part of the Main Street program.

Interested in becoming a Main Street program?


Resource Center

Services, Data + Tools

The Oklahoma Main Street Center provides documents and services following the Main Street Four-Point Approach™.


Recognizing Achievement

Each year we host an awards banquet to acknowledge the accomplishments of local Main Street programs. Through 22 categories, we recognize outstanding volunteers, businesses and improvements in local historic commercial districts throughout Oklahoma.

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