Frequently Asked Questions
What is HistoricFunding.com?
The site includes over 7,500 financial resources (grants, loans, tax credits, rebate programs, CLG funds, and easement programs), as well as work-training and educational resources (apprenticeships, fellowships and internships, scholarships, and residency programs).
HistoricFunding.com provides comprehensive financial resources and work-training/educational opportunities, which cover the various fields within cultural resource management. There are programs for historic preservation and building restoration (including emergency repair programs), museums and cultural resource conservation, architecture and design, downtown and main street revitalization, libraries and archives, archaeology, the arts (performing, visual, writing) and the humanities.
Programs are available Locally/Countywide/Regionally, Statewide, and Nationally (National & Federal Programs). The site covers the entire United States and US Territories.
Financial Resources for Historic Preservation and Restoration, Cultural Resource Management and The Arts:
Grants: architecture and design, historic preservation and restoration, home repair, rehab and emergency repair, cultural resource management, downtown and main street revitalization, libraries, archives, museums, archaeology, theater restoration, the arts (performance, visual arts, writing), the humanities, operating costs for non profit organizations, technical assistance, and transportation infrastructure.
Loans: restoration of old homes and commercial buildings, rehab and emergency repair, cultural resource management, museums, the arts (performing, visual arts, writing), the humanities, and small business assistance.
Tax Credits: local, statewide and federal tax credit programs for historic preservation and restoration of houses and commercial buildings, downtown and main street revitalization, the arts (performing arts, visual arts, writing), museums, and cultural resource management.
Rebate Programs: historic preservation and restoration of homes, home repair, rehab and emergency repair, and arts rebate programs.
Certified Local Government (CLG) Funds: funds available to Certified Local Governments (CLGs).
Awards & Prizes: Awards and prizes (both financial and non-financial / honorary) for archaeology, architecture and design, historic preservation and restoration, libraries and archives, museums and cultural resources, urban planning, the arts (performing, visual arts, writing), and the humanities.
Preservation Easement Programs: local, statewide and federal preservation easement programs.
Work-Training & Educational Resources for Historic Preservation and Restoration, Cultural Resource Management and The Arts:
Fellowships & Internships: opportunities for archaeology, architecture and design, building arts, historic preservation, libraries, archives, museums, cultural resources, art conservation and collections, urban planning, the arts (performing, visual arts, writing), and the humanities.
Scholarships: educational resources for study in archaeology, architecture and design, building arts, historic preservation, art conservation and collections conservation, libraries, archives, museums, cultural resources, urban planning, the arts (performing, visual arts, writing), and the humanities.
Apprenticeships: programs in architecture and design, building arts, historic preservation, libraries, archives, museums, cultural resources, archaeology, the arts (performing arts, visual arts, writing), and the humanities.
Residency: architecture and design, historic preservation, building arts, libraries, archives, museums, cultural resources, archaeology, urban planning, art conservation and collections conservation, the arts (performing, visual arts, writing) residencies, and the humanities.
How Often is the Database Updated?
All website URLs in the database are automatically scanned every 3 days to ensure that they are as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
Who Can Use HistoricFunding.com?
Programs in the HistoricFunding.com database are available to all - individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and federally-recognized tribes. Please note, however, that each program will have different eligibility requirements (ie. some programs are only available for non-profit organizations, while some programs are only available to private individuals, etc). Each program listed will have an accompanying website link for full program information, eligibility requirements, deadlines, etc.
Are Funding Programs Available for Private Homeowners?
Yes! The programs listed in the database cover private homeowners (both those in historic districts and those not in historic districts).
When you do a search, you will identify as an “Individual and/or Business” (this is on Step 2 of the form), which will bring up programs specific to individuals (as opposed to a Non Profit Organization, Government Agency, Educational Facility, etc).
Each result provides a website link and phone number (many also have email addresses), so that you can further investigate the funding opportunity to see if you are eligible, deadlines, etc.
Are Funding Programs Available for Government Agencies?
Yes, there are many programs that are available for Government Agencies (as well as Non-Profit Organizations, and Individuals/Businesses). On the "Search for Funding" tool, you choose under Step 2 what type of organization you are (ie. Government Agency, Non-Profit Organization, Individual/Business), so you can do a search for programs specific to your situation.
Can I Save My Search Results?
Yes! When you do a search, you will receive a list of results. Clicking on each result will take you to a page with more information about each program. At the top right-hand corner of the screen with the program information you will see a “heart”. Clicking on this will save the program to your members area, where you can return at any time to review the program information and contact the program organization for more information.
Does HistoricFunding.com Offer Funding Programs Themselves?
No, all programs in the HistoricFunding.com database are offered by third-party non-profit organizations, agencies, foundations and private funding sources. Each search result will include the program name, contact information (address, phone number, email address) and website link. Please contact the organization listed for more information about each funding program.
What Does My Membership Fee Cover?
Memberships to HistoricFunding.com can be purchased for a 1 month (30 day) membership at $25.00, or for a 12 month (365 day) membership at $85.00. Membership provides access to the comprehensive database, which currently contains over 7,500 financial resources and work-training / educational programs.
The membership fee helps to cover website operating expenses, maintenance, research, data entry and staff time.
Are Student Memberships Available?
We have had several requests to offer a reduced membership rate for students and we are happy to announce that student memberships for HistoricFunding.com are now available! If you are a high school student, or a student at an accredited educational institution (undergraduate or graduate program), you can receive a reduced rate for a monthly or a yearly membership.
Here are the student rates:
- $15/month (30 days)
- $45/year (365 days)
Unfortunately, our student rates aren’t available through the online membership sign-up form, so you will need to call us at 503-308-0500 to sign up for the student rate. If you have any questions about the student rate or any other questions, please contact us via the website or by phone at 503-308-0500.
Are Funding Programs Available for Canada?
The HistoricFunding.com database covers historic preservation / restoration, cultural resource and the arts funding programs in the United States and US Territories only, so unfortunately there are no programs listed for Canada. We do, however, have general resources listed for Canada in our “General Resources” section (there is no fee to access this information). You can find the list of general funding resources at: https://historicfunding.com/GeneralFundingResources.