Historic Preservation Grants – Deadline Oct. 7

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation offers grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations and municipalities to help repair and restore historic buildings. Established in 1986, the State-funded Historic Preservation Grant Program helps municipalities and non-profit organizations rehabilitate and keep in active use the buildings that make up a vital part of Vermont’s historic downtowns, villages, and rural communities. Since inception, the program has granted almost $4 million towards the preservation of 495 historic community buildings, including libraries. If your library is located in a historic building, you may be eligible to apply for a Historic Preservation Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining your structure.

The deadline for the next round of Historic Preservation Grants is October 7, 2013.

Manuals and applications for the next round of grants are now available online.

Visit http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities/preservation/grants/historic_preservation

or contact Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credits & Grants Coordinator, at (802) 828-3047 for more information.

The VT Division for Historic Preservation also maintains a Funding Directory for Historic Preservation Projects in Vermont. This extensive list of potential funding sources for historic preservation projects is intended to help identify organizations that may be able to support building projects. Libraries should contact directly the organizations listed in the Directory for more information. The Directory is available online at:

http://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accd/files/Documents/strongcommunities/historic/FUNDING_DIRECTORY_2013.pdf

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