The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant programs are open. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2016. Contact us for assistance!
Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available to qualified nonprofit organizations and local governments for the planning and development of historic resources, including but not limited to:
- Historic buildings surveys
- Historic preservation plans
- Design guidelines
- Feasibility studies
- Historic resource revitalization plans
- Preparation of plans to help communities develop preservation ordinances and/or Certified Local Government certification.
- Archaeological surveys
- National Register nominations
- Historic structure reports
Project Grant projects may apply for up to $25,000. All projects require a dollar-for-dollar cash match with a minimum application of $5,000. Full grant program guidelines and application instructions may be found at: http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Planning-Projects.aspx
Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants are available to qualified nonprofit and public agencies that own or support publicly accessible historic property, property listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Applicants may apply for up to $100,000. All projects require a dollar-for-dollar cash match with a minimum application of $5,000. Projects must meet applicable Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and projects must be for historic properties either listed in the National Register of Historic Places or have been determined eligible for listing in the National Register by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PASHPO).
Full grant program guidelines and application instructions may be found at: http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Construction-Projects.aspx#.VqfG2qEo6Uk
Please note: If grant applications apply to properties that have not been evaluated for National Register eligibility within the past five years this determination must be made prior to the grant application. This can be a lengthy process. For more information on the eligibility determination process, look here: http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/National-Register/Pages/Process.aspx#.VqfHWKEo6Uk.
A link to the E-Grant application and associated forms may be found here: http://phmc.egrant.org/