HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS AVAILABLE NOW
Application Deadline: June 22,2021
Draft applications accepted for technical review through June 1, 2022.
The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the availability of Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants for 2022. The Commission anticipates awarding approximately $94,000 in one-to-one matching grants for the preparation of National Register nominations, architectural or archaeological surveys, and preservation planning, education, development, or pre-development projects statewide. The minimum grant award is normally $5,000. For development or pre-development projects eligible historic buildings and sites are those that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places either individually or as contributing resources in a National Register listed historic district. Eligible applicants are limited to state agencies, county governments, municipal governments, educational institutions, and private non-profit institutions as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Projects must be directed by persons with professional credentials as defined by the Department of the Interior, and must be completed by September 30, 2024.
The Commission’s 2022 Historic Preservation Grant Manual provides information about eligible projects and expenses, as well as the project selection process and selection criteria. Funding priorities for 2022 include municipal or regional level planning for the effects of climate change on historic resources; providing planning assistance to CLG communities; diversifying identification and registration efforts to include everyone’s history; identifying and providing protection for particularly vulnerable resources; supporting pre-development, development and archaeology projects; and increasing awareness of historic preservation activities through education, outreach, publications and events. A complete list of funding priorities is available in the manual.
Click Here for an application or the grant manual, or contact the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, 55 Capitol Street, 65 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0065, (207) 287-2132.
The Maine Historic Preservation Commission receives Federal financial assistance for the identification and protection of historic properties; under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U. S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or handicap in its federally assisted program.