Funding News & General Resources
Below you will find articles and press releases about historic and cultural funding news, restoration efforts across the United States, financial resources, and information of interest to the historic preservation and cultural resources community.
We have also collected the best general resources that will assist you in learning more about national funding programs (with some great programs in Canada, too!). There is information on working with the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, to name a few.
Funding In The News
Below are links to recent news articles related to financial resources and funding sources for historic preservation, building restoration, cultural resource preservation, and the arts. Topics include: tax credit information; grants, loans and other financial services; historic preservation successes and threats; and work-training and educational program announcements and information.
New links to articles added multiple times weekly!
"The State Historical Society of Iowa has presented nearly $600,000 in grants to help preserve Iowa’s historical collections and country schools, invest in communities through historic preservation and promote Iowa history..."Posted:9/18/2023Source:Sharon Wren, OurQuadCities.com
Job Opening: RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Senior Historic Grants Manager, Providence, Rhode Island"GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Within the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC), to provide management and coordination for all aspects of agency grant and financial assistance programs which include, State Preservation Grants, the Historic Preservation Loan Fund, and Certified Local Government Grants, as well as other grants received/obtained through federal Historic Preservation Fund passthrough grants..."Posted:9/15/2023Source:State of Rhode Island, Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission Division
"The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that it has issued revised application forms and instructions for historic tax credits (HTCs) ahead of an Aug. 15 deadline. The new forms are available at the NPS website and must be used for all applications–with both the NPS and state historic preservation offices (SHPOs)..."Posted:9/15/2023Source:Novogradac
"Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Getty Graduate Internship program! Opportunities are available in the GCI’s Buildings & Sites, Collections, and Science departments, and the GCI Information Center..."Posted:9/14/2023Source:Getty Conservation Institute
"Epsilon is seeking a part time Intern (12-16 hours per week) for the Fall 2023 semester to work with our Historic Preservation group. Key responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of documents and reports for submission to local, state, and federal government review agencies; including National Register eligibility evaluations and nominations, Project Notification Forms, historic property surveys, design review applications, archival photographic documentation, and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications..."Posted:9/14/2023Source:Epsilon Associates Inc.
"Preserving Black Churches is a project of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Annual grants from Preserving Black Churches are intended to preserve historic Black houses of worship..."Posted:9/14/2023Source:National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeking Nominations for the 2024 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places"Starting today, the National Trust is accepting Letters of Intent for the 2024 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places..."Posted:9/13/2023Source:National Trust for Historic Preservation
"Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee last month signed legislation extending the sunset date of the state historic tax credit (HTC) to June 30, 2024..."Posted:9/12/2023Source:Novogradac
Job Opportunity: Certified Local Government Coordinator and Grants Manager, Kansas State Historic Preservation Office, Topeka, Kansas"This is a permanent, benefit eligible position that serves as the state Certified Local Government coordinator and Historic Preservation Fund grants manager in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historic Society..."Posted:9/11/2023Source:Kansas State Historic Preservation Office
"Reviews applications received through the state and federal historic tax credit programs. Works with applicants and their architects/consultants/contractors to complete the application process. Reviews applications to ensure that properties qualify for the tax incentive programs..."Posted:9/10/2023Source:Kansas State Historic Preservation Office
"Position: Grants Coordinator. Program: Preservation Programs and Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. Location: Preferably in the greater Seattle area, but candidates will be considered who live anywhere in/near the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (western Washington)..."Posted:9/9/2023Source:Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
"Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 18 grants totaling $277,681 for historic properties and archaeology projects..."Posted:9/8/2023Source:Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
"The National Trust for Historic Preservation is thrilled to announce the 2023 recipients of the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors. Grants from these two funds will help preserve a diverse range of historic sites across the country..."Posted:9/8/2023Source:National Trust for Historic Preservation
"The impact to Hawaii’s historic fabric is devastating and leaves us reeling with depth of the loss. Learn more about recovery efforts and how to help..."Posted:8/24/2023Source:Historic Hawaii Foundation
Urge Support For the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act & Invite Members of Congress on Site Visits During August Recess"The August congressional recess is just around the corner. Preservation Action encourages you to ramp up your advocacy efforts around the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (H.R. 1785), S. 639) by encouraging your members of Congress to visit a Historic Tax Credit (HTC) project..."Posted:8/23/2023Source:Preservation Action
"The goal of the African American Civil Rights grant program is to preserve and protect sites associated with the struggle for equality from the transatlantic slave trade forward..."Posted:8/16/2023Source:State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division of the National Park Service
Job Posting- Assistant Preservation Project Manager, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy - Falling Water (Mill Run, PA)"We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant Preservation Project Manager at Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA). This position is to provide design and construction project management for the preservation of Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania..."Posted:8/16/2023Source:Western Pennsylvania Conservancy - Falling Water
"Are you, or do you know of, a student interested in the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources? The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C. has fall semester internship opportunities available for undergraduate or graduate students..."Posted:8/15/2023Source:Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services Invests More than $31 Million in Grants to Museums Across America"The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced grant awards totaling $31,509,007 for museums across the nation to improve services to their communities..."Posted:8/14/2023Source:The Institute of Museum and Library Services
Job Opportunity: Historic Preservation Incentives Specialist, PA State Historic Preservation Office (Harrisburg, PA)"The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, is seeking an ambitious preservationist who will provide broad support to the Preservation Incentives Division and help advance PA SHPO priorities..."Posted:8/10/2023Source:Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO)
General Funding Resources
Below is a short list of agencies, organizations and resources that can provide general information about financial resources for historic preservation, cultural resource management, and the arts.
National Park Service:
- Technical Preservation Services
- Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties
- Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
- 20% Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
- State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants
- National Register of Historic Places
- Technical Preservation Services Publications
*Please note: The National Park Service frequently changes the URLs for their resources. Please alert us if you find a broken link. You can also do a web search by looking up the name of the resource listed above, as the resource most likely is still online (just in a new location).
National Trust for Historic Preservation:
- African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
- Find Preservation Funding
- The National Main Street Center
- National Fund for Sacred Places
- Historic Tax Credits
Partners for Sacred Places:
Tax Credits & Incentives:
- See resources under "National Park Service" listed above
- Rehabilitation Tax Credit (Historic Preservation) FAQs (Internal Revenue Service)
- Rehabilitation Tax Credit - Real Estate Tax Tips (Internal Revenue Service)
- Rehabilitation Tax Credit PDF (Internal Revenue Service)
- Historic Preservation Tax Credits 101 (Heritage Ohio)
- Historic Preservation Tax Credits 201 (Heritage Ohio)
- Historic Tax Credit: Mini Edition (YouTube Presentation by Preservation Buffalo Niagara)
Preservation Easement Programs:
- Easements to Protect Historic Properties: A Useful Historic Preservation Tool with Potential Tax Benefits, prepared by the National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services
- Establishing and Operating an Easement Program to Protect Historic Resources by Elizabeth Watson and Stefan Nagel, updated by Julia H. Miller and Ross M. Bradford, with contributions by Thompson Mayes
Building Arts & Traditional Building Resources:
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: Traditional Trades Training Programs & Resources
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service)
- Americans for the Arts: Funding Resources
- Grantmakers in the Arts
- National Endowment for the Arts: How the US Funds the Arts
Canada: General Funding Resources:
- National Trust for Canada: Regeneration Works - Find Funding
- National Trust for Canada
- The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
*Please note: The HistoricFunding.com database doesn't currently include resources for Canada, but we did want to provide some general resources to assist our friends to the North!