1772 Foundation Grants for Maine Historic Preservation Projects

24 Sep 2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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 The 1772 Foundation has announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 will be made available for historic preservation projects.

To be eligible to apply, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation. Organizations also must have closed any previously awarded matching grant from the 1772 Foundation to be eligible to apply. Funding will not be provided for buildings currently used as schools or houses of worship.                         

 The Foundation will consider the following projects:

  • Matching grants for exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration

  • Matching grants to install or upgrade fire detection, lightning protection, and security systems

  • Matching grants for repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs, and windows

  • Matching grants for structural foundation and sill repair/replacement

  • Matching grants for chimney and masonry repointing

To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants will be required to submit a cyclical maintenance/stewardship plan, and a condition assessment with, if needed, project phasing detail that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the Foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

 If your organization would like to be considered, please send a one-page letter of inquiry to: info@mainepreservation.org and use 1772 Foundation in the subject line.

 The letter should include:

  • the amount of your request

  • the purpose of the grant including the name and address of the historic resource for which project funding will be used

  • the matching funds you have or plan to have in place by February 17, 2020

  • the time frame for project completion

  • ownership status (own or lease) for the site

  • a current photograph that best shows the site condition with a file size of no greater than 1.5MB

  • the website address for the site/organization.

 Letters of inquiry will be accepted until November 29, 2019.

Invited applications will be due February 17, 2020.

Please note that not all letters of inquiry will result in invitations to submit full applications.

For more information: https://www.mainepreservation.org/grant-programs-2020/2019/9/23/1772-foundation-grants-for-maine-historic-preservation-projects

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