Historic Preservation Grants

2024 Historic Preservation Grants Available!

Picture of Cover of Grant Manual 2024The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 Historic Preservation grant round.

The Commission anticipates awarding approximately $95,000 in matching grants for Historic Preservation projects sponsored by  Certified Local Governments (CLGs) and $150,000 for projects undertaken by non-profit organizations, units of government, educational entities and state agencies.  Eligible projects include architectural or archaeological survey, public education, preservation planning, National Register nominations or development or pre-development projects. The minimum grant award is normally $10,000 and all grant funds require a minimum 25% non-federal match.

Eligible historic buildings and sites for development and pre-development projects 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. Projects must be directed by persons with professional credentials as defined by the Department of the Interior.

Funding priorities for this round of grants 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.

For an application form and grant manual please click below or contact the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, 55 Capitol Street, 65 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0065, (207) 287-1453.

2024 Grant Manual (Word)

2024 Grant Manual (PDF)


2024 Grant Application (Word)

2024 Grant Application (PDF)


There will be a Grant Workshop on February 9, from 12:00-1:00 via TEAMS.  This workshop will review requirements for the grant and provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.  To receive the link for the workshop contact Christi Chapman-Mitchell at christi.chapman-mitchell@maine.gov .