SAVING HISTORICAL PLACES GRANT
*Updated April 2, 2021 - Unfortunately our grant requests have outpaced our source of funds, and the application period for the Saving Historical Places Grant is closed. Check back soon for updates, and if you want to donate to this program, please visit our PayPal donation page.
The Saving Historical Places Grant is available to provide funding to help nonprofit organizations and individuals save historical buildings in their communities.
The purpose of this grant is to respond to emergency stabilization issues in historic buildings and jump-start historic preservation projects by providing funds for pre-development costs. For those wanting to save historical buildings in their communities, one of the first steps is understanding what it will take to rehabilitate the building and if the goal they have for the building is feasible.
Saving Historical Places Grant applications will be accepted for emergency stabilization, and planning and pre-development costs, including, but not limited to:
Applications for general construction costs will not be considered.
Grant requests will range from $500 to $8,000. Match is not required for this program. Grant funds can be used as match for federal grants.
To qualify for this grant, properties must be listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. If you need help determining if your building is listed or eligible for listing, please contact the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, year-round by submitting
(1) the completed application
(2) three to five recent photos and
(3) three letters of support
by email to: email@example.com with the subject line “Historical Places Grant Application.”
Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis, and applicants will be notified of the status of their grant award following the Alliance’s quarterly board meeting (usually held in the months of February, April, August and November).