Historic Preservation Grants

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 

Draft applications accepted for technical review through June 1, 2020. 

 

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the availability of Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants for 2020.   The Commission anticipates awarding up to $90,000 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 project 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, 2021.   

The Commission’s 2020 Historic Preservation Grant Manual provides information about eligible projects and expenses, as well as the project selection process and selection criteria.  Funding priorities for 2020 include projects that include municipal or regional level planning for the effects of climate change on historic resources, that focus on preservation outreach through public events, social media or educational plans, or that expand the Maine Historic Resources Inventory and make it more accessible.  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.